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A historic 11th-century castle that survived the French Revolution is selling for the first time in 1,000 years. Take a look inside.

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com (Debanjali Bose) of INSIDER | Slide 2 of 9: Château de Verteuil belongs to the Rochefoucauld family — a prominent name in French nobility — and has for 1,000 years. Per Britannica, the family has produced multiple dukes and a social reformer who laid the groundwork for French agriculture.The castle is located in a village in the Southwest of France along the Charente river, about two hours from Paris by train. Per Patrice Besse, the agency which holds the listing, the castle is about as long as the village it's situated in and overlooks the river.

The construction of the Château de Verteuil began in the 11th century, per the listing. The sprawling property has been through a few renovations since, most notably after the French Revolution.

Château de Verteuil belongs to the Rochefoucauld family — a prominent name in French nobility — and has for 1,000 years. Per Britannica, the family has produced multiple dukes and a social reformer who laid the groundwork for French agriculture.

The castle is located in a village in the Southwest of France along the Charente river, about two hours from Paris by train. 

Per Patrice Besse, the agency which holds the listing, the castle is about as long as the village it's situated in and overlooks the river.

© Courtesy of Patrice Besse

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