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Deserted French village up for sale

2012-03-02 09:47:53 GMT2012-03-02 17:47:53(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012, the French village of Saint Nicolas Courbefy, in Limousin, a region in central France, is seen for sale. The entire hamlet carried an asking price of just euro 300,000 ($440,000), the cost of a studio apartment in Paris. (AP Photo/Sarah DiLorenzo)

In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012, the French village of Saint Nicolas Courbefy, in Limousin, a region in central France, is seen. The entire hamlet is for sale and carried an asking price of just euro 300,000 ($440,000), the cost of a studio apartment in Paris. (AP Photo/Sarah DiLorenzo)

In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012, the French village of Saint Nicolas Courbefy, in Limousin, a region in central France, is seen for sale. The entire hamlet carried an asking price of just euro 300,000 ($440,000), the cost of a studio apartment in Paris. (AP Photo/Sarah DiLorenzo)

In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012, the mayor of Saint Nicolas Courbefy Bernard Guilhem gestures as he speaks in the French village of Saint Nicolas Courbefy, in Limousin, a region in central France. The entire hamlet is for sale and carried an asking price of just euro 300,000 ($440,000), the cost of a studio apartment in Paris. (AP Photo/Sarah DiLorenzo)

In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012, the swimming pool in the French village of Saint Nicolas Courbefy, in Limousin, a region in central France is seen. The entire hamlet is for sale and carried an asking price of just euro 300,000 ($440,000), the cost of a studio apartment in Paris. (AP Photo/Sarah DiLorenzo)

The village of Courbefy, in Limousin, about 280 miles southwest of Paris, was put on the block last week because its latest owners, who had run it as a luxury hotel and restaurant, had long stopped paying their mortgage.

 

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