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This French castle - a favourite with Rihanna - is on sale for €5 million

It was the set for a Rihanna music video.

STEP BACK IN time with this 16th century French chateau just listed for $5.7 million.

Constructed in 1504 for a French cardinal in the commune of Vigny, the castle is just 30 miles from Paris.

The castle was listed as a historical monument in 1984. It was also the setting for Rihanna’s music video for “Te Amo.” How’s that for a pedigree?

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The spectacular Le Château de Vigny is a real château, or french manor house. It was built way back in 1507 for French cardinal Georges d’Amboise in the commune of Vigny, a scant 30 miles north of Paris.

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Designed by architect Charles Cazot in the neo-Gothic style, it includes an insane amount of medieval detail.

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A moat-turned-water feature surrounds the main structure, but there’s no drawbridge here — two bridges allow visitors access.

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Six turrets surround the home’s 37,000 square feet.

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The castle wasn’t always this gorgeous. In the ensuing two centuries it fell into disrepair, before being completely renovated in 1867. At that time it also received a chapel and a “dungeon square”.

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As you approach the interior, a bright purple iron door welcomes you.

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The inside is as luxurious as you would expect a 16th-century manor house to be. An original carved fireplace features a medieval crest.

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Nothing added to the home over the centuries looks out of place or anachronistic. At the same time, the home is appropriately luxurious with beautiful chandeliers and exquisite wooden detailing.

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Exquisitely carved beams line nearly every ceiling of the house.

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The original stonework paired with exquisite chandeliers and rich tapestries combine to create a hallway that is a treat to walk through.

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Oh and don’t worry — there’s electricity among most other modern 21st century conveniences.

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Two outbuilding sit on the castle’s 44 acres of land. They’re completely renovated and include a professional kitchen as well as pastry and baking “laboratories”.

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