Who are we ?

More than 4,000 châteaux, manor houses, properties of character and scores of thousands of acres of forests and farmland surveyed, valued, sold or conveyed.

Since the 1970s, LE NAIL has occupied a recognised leading position in the profession of surveying and selling stately homes, manor houses, estates and woodland. The company leads the field by its extensive knowledge and skill in ancient architecture, agriculture and forestry, as well as the law and technical expertise.

François-Xavier Le Nail, Gonzague Le Nail and Hervé de Maleissye are hands-on people, all members of the FNAIM (France´s chamber of chartered estate agents). We are partners, with complementary experience consisting of a lawyer, a highly-qualified businessman and an agricultural engineer Behind us there is a solid team of accessible and efficient colleagues and in every area, close to the properties they are handling, experienced local agents.


The recognised quality of our advice on valuation and selling is based on our exceptional experience of the market. Our skill depends on:
With our effective national and international contacts, we have acquired a large and influential clientele, to whom we offer fast, quality service.

The properties entrusted to us are carefully presented on the market using the appropriate marketing strategy.