A Frenchman who inherited a large house from a relative has found an astonishing 100kg haul of gold hidden under the furniture.
There were 5,000 gold pieces, two bars of 12kg and 37 ingots of 1kg.
The treasure is worth an estimated €3.5m (NZD$5.3million).
The gold was “extremely well hidden”. It was only found when the house’s new owner started moving things around.
It has already been sold on to buyers in France and overseas.