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France Château du Chêne (Nov 2019)

Tomvandutch

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Château du Chêne or the oak fiefdom was built in the 19th century. Extensive lands belong to the property. The owner lives in a clinic because he has massive alcohol problems (we got all this information from a neighbor).

Albert de Gondi, Duc du Retz married Claudine-Catherine de Clermont in 1565 and thus came into the possession of the barony of Retz, which was elevated to a duchy in 1581. He distinguished himself in several wars, was appointed Marshal of France in 1573 and exerted great influence under Henry III. His son Jean-Francois became the first Archbishop of Paris.

In the year of their wedding they sold the fiefdom to Philibert Bureteau. His family remained in possession of the fief until the revolution.
It was then acquired by N. Sérizist from Lyon and passed on to M. de la Genardiere. His son Henri expanded and beautified the castle.
Research by J. Martin, former Archbishop of Tournus, shows that the Baron von Sennecy built the current castle and the two annexes, one of which housed the chapel, in 1853.

According to the inscription on a plaque, the chapel was consecrated in July 1953 by the Bishop of Autun (Frédéric-Gabriel-Marie-François de Marguerye).
In one of the extensions you can read the carved year 1648 in a gable.
Historians say the current castle was built in the 19th century.
But there was also a castle with outbuildings here, which was built in 1648.

In addition to the magnificent main house, there are a few outbuildings that were used for agriculture and some of which have already collapsed.
There are many stuffed animals and prepared butterflies throughout the building.

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Awesome! I love the twin bedroom. Never seen one like that before
 
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