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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 3 of 9: Two important events in European history, the French Revolution and the Hundred Years' War, left their mark on the castle. During each, it suffered significant damages and had to be extensively restored.Patrice Besse says the first round of restoration work took place in the 1400s after sieges during the Hundred Years' War, which refers to a series of wars between France and England between 1337 and 1453. According to The New York Times, the original structure was destroyed during that war, then rebuilt with the original stones.In the 1500s, the Rochefoucauld family member who next owned the castle worked with the King of France, Francois I, to renovate it in the Italian Renaissance-style with the help of Italian craftsmen, per the listing. The most extensive restoration work took place after the French Revolution. The castle had been severely damaged by a major fire in 1793.

The massive V-shaped castle has 14 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, according to Patrice Besse. It has a central pavilion and two wings capped by towers.

Two important events in European history, the French Revolution and the Hundred Years' War, left their mark on the castle. During each, it suffered significant damages and had to be extensively restored.

Patrice Besse says the first round of restoration work took place in the 1400s after sieges during the Hundred Years' War, which refers to a series of wars between France and England between 1337 and 1453. According to The New York Times, the original structure was destroyed during that war, then rebuilt with the original stones.

In the 1500s, the Rochefoucauld family member who next owned the castle worked with the King of France, Francois I, to renovate it in the Italian Renaissance-style with the help of Italian craftsmen, per the listing. 

The most extensive restoration work took place after the French Revolution. The castle had been severely damaged by a major fire in 1793.

© Courtesy of Patrice Besse

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