France is renowned for being the home of some magnificent French chateau - grand country homes or palaces built for nobility - but not all the properties have survived intact. If the idea of owning your own chateau appeals, either for a second home, holiday residence or business enterprise, there are still some wonderful properties available, if you know where to look. We've handpicked these two stunning examples, both of which would

There's something special about owning a home with history. There's the architectural and design history of the building and the developmental changes its been through over the years, but also the historical fascination of the people who lived and grew up in the building before you. If you love homes with history and fancy owning your own to either live in or have as a holiday or investment property, then here's a round-up