ADOPT A CHATEAU
Ever wanted to own a chateau in France?
Adopte un Château is a relatively new association dedicated entirely to saving endangered castles by working with property owners and collectives in their restoration efforts, and connecting them with those who share a passion or expertise in history and heritage (that’s us). France has over 30,000 castles, and sadly a large number of them are abandoned or at risk. Adopte un Château is looking to change that by finding innovative and creative ways to bring them back to life.
The association recently made some news when it proposed to sell €50 shares in the castle of Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel in Dordogne, being auctioned at the end of this month. In partnership with a heritage crowd-funding platform, Dartagnans, the project allows us to become shareholders of the company that will buy the Chateau if they raise enough money to outbid other buyers at the auction.
As shareholder, you would be part of the castle’s future, making decisions at annual meetings, working with a management board and more– depending on how many shares you buy! Of course, if not enough people buy shares, they won’t be able to raise the money to buy the chateau and all donors will be refunded their share money.
Now, check out some of the properties involved …
Clancy's comment: What a waste, eh? But, there are some great holiday houses here.