A derelict 19th century hospital complex just outside a small town in Burgundy is being converted into flats by the Groupe Alain Crenn, specialist architects in the conversion of listed buildings in France.
All of the 16 buildings within the 3 acre grounds of Le Clos des Vignes are being transformed into 196 apartments from 1 to four bedrooms. They will be interlinked with passageways and the apartments all have a view of the gardens.
Auxerre, home to Le Clos des Vignes, is 2 hours south west of Paris, in the heart of the Auxerrois and Chablis wine country.
The whole re-development should be completed by June 2011. Prices start at €154,000 through Groupe Alain Crenn (+33 (0)1 40 75 04 07; www.groupe-alain-crenn.com)