A fairy-tale venture: Buy a French castle
Situated in the southeastern Rhone-Alpes region, where the Rhone River and the French Alps are the most prominent part of the landscape, this circa-1850 castle contains 5,382 square feet of livable space, including 11 bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office. The 6.7-acre grounds include a swimming pool and tennis court. Part of the administrative district of Isere, the property is located in the town of Voiron, an hour and 15 minutes from Lyon, France's third-largest city. Grenoble, the university town and high-tech center nicknamed the "capital of the Alps," is 40 minutes away.
Asking price: $1,781,262