stunning 18th century property for sale

by Sharon Santoni

interior house for sale shown on My French Country Home

I am very excited to share this very special property with you.    It is a house that I have admired for a long time, belonging to the über-talented antique dealers and stylists, Pascale and Olivier of Le Grillon Voyageur.

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The construction of this property is 18th and 17th century, and it lies to the east of Paris in champagne country,in a little town called Sezanne, surrounded by Champagne vineyards.  From here it takes about 90 minutes to drive from here to Paris centre, or to the airports.

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Pascale and Olivier are selling this home because they are moving to another house not so far away that will give them even more space for their family and work.  They have lived here for many years, and the rooms have often hosted their well known antique sales, when all the furniture on display is offered for sale and the house becomes a showroom.

interior house for sale shown on My French Country Home

Charmingly, this property used to be a residence of the Marquise de Beauharnais, who was the sister in law to the Empress Josephine.   It has also been a school and a convent in its time, as well as having been a home to several of the big families in Champagne.

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The property comprises a main residence (approx. 350 m2) overlooking a cosy walled garden on one side and, on the other side, a court-yard including outbuildings (130m2) used as workshop, garage, storage, 2 rooms and attic above.
Buildings and land cover a 951m2 area.
The charm of this house lies in its very many original elements: wood-panelling, chimneys, parquet-flooring, pier-glass console mirrors, as well as the wisteria that covers the facade.
interior house for sale shown on My French Country Home
The ground floor is made up of a hall, a vestibule, Salon de la Marquise, dining-room, library, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, pantry, kitchen, and a toilet.
The first floor includes a landing, 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms , an  office, a laundry-room, and attics in their original state.   On the second floor there are further attics that could be converted to living space.
Back down the stairs and beneath the house are hidden four vaulted cellars.  Which means a lot of space for storing good wine and champagne!
interior house for sale shown on My French Country Home
If you would like more details on this (very reasonably priced!) home, then just drop me a line here, and I shall be happy to pass on your message to Pascale and Olivier.
…and of course there is one condition  should you become the next owners of this beautiful home …. that I shall want to come to tea!
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janis donnaud February 7, 2017 - 9:56 pm

Can you tell me the price? Is it being sold furnished? Thanks so much.

Lori St. John February 8, 2017 - 12:05 am

I too would like to know the price. Thank you.

Mariangela February 9, 2017 - 12:04 am

This home is simply splendid and glorious. How can we find out the price?

Katherine Ferreira February 20, 2017 - 5:46 am

Beautiful Home. Very interested in finding out price. Is it being offered furnished? How to contact sellers/agents?

Jill M. Tompkins February 7, 2017 - 10:07 pm


Vicky from Athens February 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm

Sharon, thanks for showing us this magnificent house. It’s the stuff dreams are made of for sure.

Isabel Leguay February 7, 2017 - 10:26 pm

Love this house but I’m looking for something direct from the gare Saint Lazare , if you happen to know of something… You never know… Thanks!

Patricia Miller February 7, 2017 - 10:35 pm

You continue to inspire me Thank you

Taste of France February 7, 2017 - 10:44 pm

Gorgeous! I hope you will take us to their new home when they’ve settled in. If they are leaving this beautiful place, the next one must be even more spectacular.

Our French Oasis February 7, 2017 - 10:52 pm

This really is gorgeous, whoever buys it will certainly have a fabulous home, it looks like the sort of place where dreams can be made.

Iris February 7, 2017 - 10:55 pm

Absolutely stunning. One can always dream.

susan anderson February 7, 2017 - 10:59 pm

definitely interested, need more details such as utilities, (gas, electric, septic??) thanks

susan anderson February 7, 2017 - 11:02 pm

a Normandy style home in San Francisco just went on the market.
3060 Pacific Ave. SF 94115….
lovely, needs work

Colleen Taylor February 7, 2017 - 11:03 pm

This is beyond gorgeous Sharon! What a fabulous home.

Laura Kirschbaum February 7, 2017 - 11:05 pm

If you could let me know the price I’d be grateful!

MARLA PATTERSON February 8, 2017 - 12:09 am

This is completely fabulous! It’s like a dream made of whipped cream and sparkles (from Champagne bubbles, of course.)
Merci for the photos.

Jen February 8, 2017 - 1:11 am

What a stunning place. Gorgeous.

Barbara Melendez-Rapp February 8, 2017 - 2:33 am

Sharon for some reason some of the pictures are not downloading …We have been looking for property in France for some time. Could you email me the information and the pictures? Thank you, Barbara

Sharon Santoni February 8, 2017 - 8:44 pm

Dear Barbara, Thank you for letting me know you are having problems viewing the photos.
May I please ask that you try cleaning the cache of your computer, I think this may help.
If that doesn’t fix the problem, please don’t hesitate to email me and I’ll try to find a different solution


Jason February 8, 2017 - 2:56 am

I am having problems downloading the pictures too. Is there a website where the house is listed? Any others like it?

Botanic Bleu February 8, 2017 - 5:40 am

If only the lottery would select my numbers as the winning numbers… This property is so beautiful and full of potential.


Lena February 8, 2017 - 8:38 am

Thank you for showing us. What a lovely house. Stunning….

Cathy Chapman February 8, 2017 - 8:39 am

Sharon, Wow! I am in love with this home! Where do we find out all the deets?

Kind regards,

Darina February 8, 2017 - 9:36 am

I love this property! I could imagine to live there…

Corrina Tough February 8, 2017 - 11:50 am

I would like more details- pics and price.

Thanks Corrina

Margaret February 8, 2017 - 11:53 am

It’s just gorgeous & soooo romantic !!!

Sylvia Treadwell February 8, 2017 - 5:41 pm

I should like to have the selling price as well…thanks!

Emm February 8, 2017 - 5:52 pm

What a lovely house, full of magic.
I think you did a post on them some time back, no? I hope their new home is as lovely for them as this one.

deborah February 9, 2017 - 1:52 am

I couldn’t see all the pics for some reason, some were blank. Love this house ever since I saw the article in Romantic Homes magazine. I did my bathroom floor like one of the checked black and white rubbed out floor. I just love this home. I wouldn’t change one thing.

Elsie February 9, 2017 - 6:32 pm

I wasn’t able to download all the pictures as well.
At least four missing but the rest were lovely.

Roxane Lacroix February 10, 2017 - 5:31 pm

So gorgeous! If only, in my dreams, but it would be so sweet! Thank you for sharing.

The Enchanted Home February 12, 2017 - 5:01 pm

Sharon this is beyond words…and has me, like many others dreaming of leaving it all behind for Provence!!! What a gorgeous gem of a home. Hope you are well….and hope you are enjoying a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

Pamela LePage February 12, 2017 - 7:36 pm

Such a beautiful home.

Karin Schlegel-Marazzi February 18, 2017 - 8:16 am


Libby February 19, 2017 - 10:38 pm

I am also having a problem downloading the photos. I hope you can solve the problem.

Sarah Clithero May 19, 2017 - 5:08 pm

Dear Sharon,

I am very interested in the beautiful house for sale in Sezanne. Could you disclose the price and availability.

I look forward to hearing from you.

de Villiers October 6, 2017 - 4:28 pm

Could you give me the price of this house?.

Tana Boerger January 2, 2018 - 2:09 pm

Please forward any information about the general condition of the house and the price

Heather September 14, 2020 - 3:41 pm


How much is this home or one similar t it i the region?

Joseph March 23, 2021 - 6:31 pm

The design is fantastic, a good option for a large family. I am now also considering various options for buying, so far I have stopped at this . This is a rather complex question that requires more study

Adam April 7, 2022 - 12:18 pm

It looks luxurious, I think everyone understands how real estate is a good investment. In addition, you can not even waste your time on the management process, but trust the professionals

Tony Sears June 13, 2022 - 8:16 pm

My husband and I are looking for homes in this area. Can you please send more details regarding price, scope of work expected to be done, etc? Thanks so much, Tony

Tony Sears June 13, 2022 - 8:18 pm

Apologies – I only just realized the date of this post is 5 years old, so I imagine this property is not currently on the market. If you have similar listings, I’d be interested to know of them.
Sincerely, Tony

Aaron March 7, 2024 - 11:19 pm

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