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Medieval French chateau with original Picasso murals goes on sale

A French chateau touched by the hand of Pablo Picasso is on the market for $10.3 million.

The 13th-century fortress was originally home to the Baron de Castille in the medieval town of Uzès in southern France.

Chateau in Uzès, with Picasso works
Credit: Sotheby’s Realty

Picasso drew five frescoes on the castle’s loggia walls between 1962 and 1963 when visiting British art historian Douglas Cooper, the property’s owner at the time.

The murals are now historic monuments, along with the chateau’s stone façade, the grand colonnade outside and a columned dining room.

Picasso isn’t the only artist to have work preserved in the seven-bedroom property either. Iraqi painter Naman Hadi created a fresco in another dining room back in 1977.

Chateau in Uzès, with Picasso works
Credit: Sotheby’s Realty

Elsewhere, American decorator Dick Dumas has brought a colourful twist to the chateau’s interiors with bright wallpaper and furniture.

The Uzès chateau is on the market via Sotheby’s.

[via Architectural Digest]



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