Groupe Mercure Forbes Global Properties has sold Château de Marcellus

Publish the 01 January 1970 in Group Life

Thanks to its experience and expertise in the market for prestigious old buildings, Groupe Mercure Bordeaux has finalized the sale of Château de Marcellus in Lot-et-Garonne. The new owners will breathe new life into this exceptional property, which is being offered for sale at €1,950,000 for both professional and personal use.

The new owner of Château de Marcellus, a lover of beautiful stones

chateau-marcellusBuilt in the 18th and 19th centuries on the foundations of a medieval fortress and located less than an hour from Bordeaux, Château de Marcellus has belonged to the same family for centuries.

If the château changes hands, there’s no doubt that its new owners will restore and preserve the unique character of this monument steeped in history. Samuel and Catherine Roger not only chose Marcellus as their principal residence, but they were also attracted by the property’s potential for their professional activities and projects. For Samuel Roger, founder of Origines, a stone antique dealer specializing for over 20 years in the sale of antique fireplaces, architectural antiques and garden ornaments, the property offers a majestic setting for these rare and authentic pieces.

For Catherine Roger, this acquisition rhymes with the launch in 2021 of a dual activity focused on events, with the organization of weddings, receptions and seminars, and accommodation, with the opening of guest rooms. A long, hornbeam-lined bridleway leads to a courtyard framed by two pavilions, and leads to the château, nestled in 34 hectares of parkland overlooking the Garonne valley.

“We are delighted to have been able to support the sale of this chateau.”

Built on voluminous vaulted cellars, it boasts over 1,000 m² of living space, including remarkable salons and a staircase listed in the Monuments Historiques supplementary inventory. A copy of this famous statue, a gift to the owner from Louis XVIII, has long occupied the grand salon, as the sellers’ ancestor actively participated in the repatriation of the Venus de Milo to France.

“We’re delighted to have been able to support the sale of this château,” says Pierre de Luzan, Director of Groupe Mercure’s regional agency in Bordeaux. “We are particularly pleased to have been able to find a buyer who shares our taste for stone, and who will be able to promote our architecture and heritage in France and around the world”.

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