For sale: French chateau, contact former president

18th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

Former president Valery Giscard d'Estaing is selling a 15th-century chateau he inherited from his father in France's central Auvergne region

   CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, March 18, 2008 - Former president Valery
Giscard d'Estaing is selling a 15th-century chateau he inherited from his
father in France's central Auvergne region, according to a real estate agency.
   Giscard, 82, decided to put the 23-room La Varvasse chateau in Chanonat on
the market because he rarely stays there and maintenance costs are high,
according to the former president's entourage.
   The 13-bedroom property purchased by Giscard's father Edmond in 1930
includes a 15-hectare garden. No price is listed for the chateau.
   Le Parisien newspaper quoted the mayor of Chanonat as saying that the
chateau was in mint condition, having undergone full renovation in 2006.
   Giscard, who was in office from 1974 to 1981, bought the chateau d'Estaing
in Aveyron in 2005 and is said to be spending more time in that residence.

AFP 

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