Estate Chateau d`Arricau-Bordes in Gascony (historical region of ancient France), belonging to the family of Charles de Batsa, which became the prototype of D`Artagnan in the novel of Alexander Dumas` Three Musketeers ", put up for sale for 5.3 million dollars, writes RIA Novosti news agency referring to the British newspaper Telegraph.
Owner of the castle was the uncle of the de Batsa through the maternal line - Jean-Paul Montesquiou d`Artagnan. By that name de Batz in 1632, joined the company of the royal musketeers of Louis XIV, where he made a brilliant career, and later became a confidant of the king. Good attitude of King gave de Batsu opportunity to arrogate to itself during the life of the title of count. On the basis of the three-volume de Batse, composed by a writer Gatien de Kurtil de Sandra Dumas later created his series of books about the Musketeers.
As described in the material on the estate of 14 hectares located house for protection and pool. There is also a vineyard and winery, producing its own wines which reaches 4,5 thousand bottles a year. The whole complex was renovated in the seventies of last century when the medieval buildings are considered historical monuments.
Four years ago the castle has bought the British billionaire Robert Shetler-Jones, and his wife revamped room under its taste, according to the newspaper.