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The « château d’Arcine » a 11th century french medieval castle is for sale at €2.8M

August 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

Cruseilles, France 14/08/2017The château d’Arcine, an 11th century French fortress with a breathtaking view , privately owned by an American family since 1981, is currently on the market at €2.887.500 million. This is a fabulous chance to own a French chateau, full of history and charm.

Restored to a very high standard whilst retaining a tremendous depth of historic  character, the property is an incredible example of an authentic and medieval french castle dating back to the middle ages.

The story of the chateau began in the early days of the 11th century when it was still known as ” the Château de Rumilly-sous-Cornillon” because of it’s location next to Saint-Pierre de Rumilly and the fact that it is underneath the castle of Cornillon. Situated high above town, the castle offered protection to the valley of Borne. The castle was the headquarters of a seigneury that was covering around 20 square kilometers and has been acquired since at least the 12th century, by different owners. Cyrille d’Ennemond d’Aurémont de Coiffy de Fresnes, born in Russia in 1851, buys it in 1909 and the castle becomes a pension for wealthy Russians until 1948. The current owners are an American family that have owned the property since 1981.

Located on a hilltop in the heart of the stunning Arve Valley  above  St. Pierre-en-Faucigny, the château offers an outstanding view  from its rooms and terraces. It is surrounded by 5.2 hectares of woodlands, a stream, a former tennis court converted to a petanque court and lawns with different  trees  burst into fruit trees  (plum, apple, pear, cherry) in the spring and summer.

The Castle, which has been used as a secondary private residence, although has been fully restored, retains  some  elegant  medieval  features  including massive fireplaces, bread oven, stone walls, high beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows and look-out vantage points.

Visitors can definitely sense the medieval soul  of the castle when  enter its foyer. Old historic elements are instantly evident such as the old natural stone entrance flooring, the  beautiful stone spiral staircase leading to the upper levels of the square three storey tower and the medieval triangular door opening to the ground floor.

The habitable part of the castle, Château d’Arcine, contains 6 bedrooms plus a library, 1 large kitchen and a dining room, 2 large elegant living rooms , cellar, 6 powder rooms , 1 sauna, another bright sitting room of 18m2 with six windows and an independent ground floor  apartment for keepers .

Set on 5.2 hectares of sprawling green forests and lawns, the castle receives  attention  beyond doubt for idyllic getaways. The impressive nearby countryside grounds offer miles of hiking and biking paths through fields, forests  and along the Arve river.

The outbuilding of the château  is an old barn, which stands on its original straddle stones,  a real asset, that can be used for storage or for some other additional development.

“The Château d’Arcine is an extraordinary property  and so is the opportunity to purchase it ” states Sebastien Ysabel, French properties real estate agent and independent contractor. “ This medieval castle can easily attract sophisticated luxury real estate buyers. The property  has been fully restored and presents superb opportunity for further development. ”

Undoubtedly, with such extensive grounds and the barn , this French chateau has a variety of possibilities for further development, potentially into an exclusive private school, company headquarters, conference center, B&B or a charming historic hotel.

Located just a few kilometers from wonderful and interesting towns of Geneva, Annecy and Chamonix, a large range of restaurants, shops, ski resorts and attractions are easily accessible. It is only 30 minutes drive from the Geneva airport and major railway connections provide links to the rest of France, and Switzerland.


Imagine gazing down from a tower built on a hill which reach as far as the eye can see. You will feel like a king ! The Château d’Arcine is definitely a remarkable piece of real estate investment for chateau-seekers and history-lovers!




The château d’Arcine is on the market at €2.887.500. For more information, please contact Castle for Sale – Tel: + 33 (0) 783 22 99 59 or Visit: