Historic buildings

A World First That’s Worth Looking Into

A few metres from the Bordeaux Opera House on the Cours du Chapeau Rouge the discerning eye will be drawn by the art behind the windows of number 28.  Both intriguingly new, yet in keeping with its elegant neighbours, its fascia bears the names of Christie’s International Real Estate and Read more…

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‘A Place in The Sun’ Films Maxwell-Baynes Luxury Property

This summer has, again, been a hot, sunny and busy one!  Not only did we at Maxwell-Baynes Real Estate take advantage of the beautiful weather to film some of our exclusive properties for sale (see more below) but so did “A Place in the Sun” – the popular UK Channel Read more…

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Why people love the Gers

Why people love The Gers One of the lesser known jewels of the south-west of France is Gers (32), a department replete with remarkable country houses, distinguished manors, a few grand châteaux, and most importantly, space. It is very lowly populated yet extremely accessible, it has magnificent countryside yet is Read more…

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Dordogne Chateau For Sale: An Exceptional Restoration Opportunity

If you are looking for a Dordogne chateau for sale that needs restoration, then we have an exceptional ‘gem’ for you. There are a surprising number of searches online for ‘chateau for sale in France in need of renovation’, or ‘derelict chateau for sale France’ or even ‘abandoned French chateau Read more…

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The US Dollar buys a lot of Bordeaux Lifestyle

They renovated the 16th century farmhouse and transformed it into a dream property modelled on the architectural styles so loved in the South of France. Surrounded by meadows, woods, with two lakes and at the end of a long private driveway, they created a large spacious residence filled with old Read more…

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Dordogne Chateaux: what is the Dordogne “Chartreuse” ?

You may have asked yourself what qualities and criteria does a chartreuse need to have to merit this descriptive name, and what are their historical background. The French dictionary describes a chartreuse as being “a country house, often elongated and one-storey in the south West of France”. Jean -Marie Bélingard, Read more…

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Dordogne History – The Bastide towns of Aquitaine

The Dordogne region is famous for its historic fortified towns, known as bastides. They were mostly built during the reigns of King Henry III of England and his son Edward I. They were founded by the English kings and by local feudal landlords such as Raymond, Count of Toulouse, as Read more…

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