The Languedoc is dotted with quirky properties in various stages of benign and active neglect: just waiting for some mad and optimistic adventurer to spot and save them.
Properly save them I mean. Not get someone else in to board over all the character, paint everything white and fit lkea kitchens and boring bathrooms.
Two more brave souls have just taken that monumental first step and can now look forward to endless critical design decisions, sleepless nights, broken fingernails and dwindling savings.. but it will all be worth it.
We did indeed rescue the saddest looking village house in the Aude, but it rescued us too.
If you have this dream then do what your piece of French history deserves and put your whole heart into it.
Two more gems below, one neglected, one loved
( Imagine having your very own bell tower!)