The castle of Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel in the Dordogne department of France is going up for auction, and the incredible 15th-century building could be yours… for just €50.
It might sound too good to be true, and full disclosure, you won't have the castle to yourself for that price.
But in order to save the building from ruin, a crowdfunding operation has been launched, allowing hundreds of castle-lovers to buy a piece of the château – and become partial owners of the heritage site.
The 375-metre squared building is in such poor condition it has been confiscated by authorities which will put it up for auction on September 21st.
The starting price is €250,000, and the 'Adopt a Castle' organization has started a campaign to save the building.
By Tuesday, more than 400 people had already made contributions to raise over €30,000.
The castle's location marked on a map.
Should the campaign win the auction, it plans to restore the castle and then look into original ways to bring it back to life – and contributors will have a say in this.
While fundraising campaigns have been used to save historic buildings before, it's the first time Adopt a Castle has allowed donors to become shareholders, meaning they will get a vote in the future use of the chateau.
As well as the castle itself, classified as a historical monument, the property includes an eight-room mansion, stables, a windmill, a pool, a dovecote, as well as woods and meadows.
The castle was attacked by Nazi forces in 1944 and has fallen into a state of disrepair since then.
It featured in the 1968 film Le Tatoué, starring Louis de Funès, and one option is that it will be transformed into a museum celebrating the actor's career. The existing Louis de Funès museum in Nantes recently closed.
In the film, de Funès character arrives at the castle and exclaims “It's a ruin!” – but if the crowdfunding campaign is a success, that won't be the case for long.