Market opens for historic 13th-century fort, where ‘witches’ were burned at stake, at £4M”

Story from Jam Press (Witch Trial House) Pictured: The former site of Witch Burnings, now a family home.

A historic fort with a grim history has gone on the market for £4 million. Located in the Hautes-Alpes region of France, the property was built in 1265 and was once the site of witch trials. The Fort Queyras features 20 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a chapel, soldier barracks, a bakery, storage buildings, and a hospital.

During the Second World War, it was used as a fortification. In the 1950s, the fort was converted into a children’s holiday camp before returning to civilian use in 1967. Today, it is open to the public as a museum and wedding venue during the summer months.

The fort, which sits atop a rocky perch surrounded by picturesque views of the surrounding countryside, is a collection of buildings accessed via a draw-bridge entrance. It has a cobbled lane leading up to the main courtyard with a beautiful lawned terrace and private gardens. The property is currently for sale for £3,989,025 (€4,500,000) and is available through Leggett. The bedrooms are decorated in a traditional style with long, beautiful windows featuring shutters, and the bathrooms celebrate a vintage aesthetic with cream walls and rounded corners. The kitchen features traditional ovens and brick, wood-burning stoves, preserving the history of the property in its décor.