A storied château that has been in the same French family for a thousand years has gone on sale for $3.2 million after the owners ran out of relatives willing to take it on.

The Count and Countess de La Rochefoucauld have heavily renovated the Château de Verteuil, an 11th-century stronghold that commands a stretch of the Charente valley in western France, since they inherited it two decades ago, but cannot keep up with the bills.

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