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  1. This school was build in the 17th century, during the reign of Napoleon III. Located in a beautiful park of 15 000m2, with some old majestic trees. During his two century of existance, 20 000 schoolers studied here. For a longtime, It was Considered like the greatest school in the region. The college was closed ten years ago. And a part of the site was bought for a youth rehabilitation device. For the biggest part, all the doors are closed and the windows sealed. We didn't saw the most interesting stuff like the neo-gothic chapel. This place has a huge potential, we definitely have to come and try again. The "non-urbex" pictures, mostly archives, make us drool with envy. The other buildings around Inside the main building
  2. Hi Everybody ! First, i wanted to say sorry for my English, this isn't my mother language. I'm exploring across Europe since 4-5 years now. I've been in Belgium (more than 10 times), Deutchland, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, and Italy last summer. I'm also exploring in France, cause it's where i live. I post some pictures on my website (www.clementallet.fr) and also on Facebook but i'm not very active. Here's a selection my work, enjoy !
  3. Hi all, An house somewhere in France....
  4. This was the first stop on our little euro trip! Not sure on the history of the place, but like many others around Europe its a beautiful house! Looking at other pictures online it looks a little stripped now. Thank You!
  5. Hi all, Some pictures of this little chapel somewhere in France I hope you will enjoy it
  6. - L'HOTEL DES FEMMES - A wine businessman of the region where this building belongs, gave as a present to his wife this hotel with four ladies on the façade. As a hotel, I don't know its success but was acquired by a rich family in the 50's until end 70's as its own mansion. Since the dead of the widow of 4 childs, the last of tenants, many functions had tried to do it but without success except preserve its memory. Time will tell. If you want to see the full post and history, go to: http://the-lostsouls.blogspot.com.es/2016/08/lhotel-des-femmes_24.html
  7. Explore; Another one from our France trip back in May, explored with @SpiderMonkey and @AndyK!. This was the last explore of our first day of being in France so only a few photos as we had limited sun light and still had a long car journey ahead. We were a little nervous about this one due to previous people talking about it and also seeing a man and his son on their bikes locking the gate at the top of the drive. However after a little detour around the wall and through the woods we were in. Unfortunately, most of the rooms had been stripped and nothing really there apart from a few things and all the pictures on the walls had been covered over. However, it was an alright explore and a nice way to end the day. Cheers for looking!
  8. Hi all, Only three pictures from "Chateau des Dieux" I will post more pictures of this castle soon
  9. Visited with @SpiderMonkey and @AndyK! on our very tiresome trip to France. Chapelle des Pelotes is part of an old seminary however we didn't bother exploring that part due to the chapel keeping us busy for a good few hours and we had other places to visit afterwards. However the chapel was worth the visit and missing out on parts. Getting into the building wasn't that difficult however, dodging the nosey french neighbours was a little difficult but with a lot of crouching, rolling and crawling we were in.:) From the top floor; Cheers for looking.
  10. Another instalment from the derp trip with Baron, we arrive nice and early in the morning with mist all round, we soon made our way to the right place and we were in. Not much to this place, it was fairly empty but there were several great rooms and the stairs or course! Stupidly on the way out, whilst climbing over the smallest wall ever, I slipped and impaled my hand on a spike, stupid boy! Thanks for looking!
  11. Part of Euro derpage explore with Baroness of Scotland, we ended up here fairly late in the afternoon to have a wander around. Parking up and making our way blindly through the trees we soon came across this site... Quickly making our way inside, it was a slight disappointment to see the place had been ransacked by thieves, little vandlism, but lots of things strewn around the rooms. Luckily we met an explorer inside who was the first to find the Chateau and he showed us pics of how it used to be, it was a bit of a shock and a sad reminder of what some people are capable of doing to earn a couple quid. So it was off to our next location, very nice explore indeed, even it had been messed up in many rooms. More pics can be found on my Flickr. Thanks for looking!
  12. This was the last stop on a rather impromptu day trip to Paris with a couple of friends. Despite this being mostly trashed I was looking forward to this one, and it didn't disappoint! We'd been in here a little while and heard some voices.. was it secca? A guy popped his head round the corner form about 50ft away, and within a few seconds disappeared again. No sign of camera gear we feared the worst, but with his disappearing act we carried on. Soon enough him and his mate emerged again, and a very awkward conversation (due to language barriers) later they were off again. They tried to give us a warning about the police as far as we could gather! Spent a good few hours in here - so long that we actually missed out boat! However that time was soon filled with a Quick and a beer or two As always, thanks for looking!
  13. Explore; After a whole weekend of exploring, Bambi was one of our last stops before gong back to miserable England and my first trip abroad coming to an end, so we wanted to make this one count. After doing repetitive quick searches around the building we found our way in...well thought so. So after a lot of climbing, holding on for dear life and walking through lots of sharp, stingy nature, we were at the gates. With success right in front of us we walked straight on to then race back into the stingy nature and hide from the angry French builders. So after hiding for a while we decided to go back and go for plan B. Thankfully there was no angry French builders in sight and not as much stingy nature. We were in. Explored with @AndyK! & @SpiderMonkey. Most of upstairs was pretty much destroyed.. Bar a few rooms; Cheers for reading.
  14. Evening all When I saw this place come up I knew I had to visit. A couple of texts later we had a train booked, and before I knew it I was sat on the A1 heading South in France. This was a long day, and an eventful one nonetheless. It seems my car decided to fall apart whilst I was over there. But, my friend was on hand with minion plasters to stick it all back together Somehow managed to miss the train, so ended up with a Quick and a few beers waiting for the next one. One puncture, several naps in service station car parks and a stupid amount of monster later I was home. But, a trip to remember with some great company and stunning locations! As always, thanks for looking!
  15. Chapelle des Pelotes Visited this one with @AndyK! and @Jamie_P. First location on our long and tiring France trip which involved around 38 hours of driving and forcing our eyes open, along with 7 hours of sleeping, Win! This chapel was part of an old seminary, which also looked great,but we didn't visit that part unfortunately. This chapel was well worth the trip however, kept us occupied for a good couple of hours before heading to the next. Upon arriving we parked up in the sort of small village where you immediately draw attention to yourself, because you're driving around in the only English vehicle for miles We walked up to our decided entry point into the grounds which was not too difficult, although it required some mission impossible style rolling to avoid the eagle eyes of the locals A car drove past whilst one of us were getting into the grounds, stopped and began to reverse, but within the short time between stopping and reversing, we were straight out of sight, danger roll win! Anyway, enough rambling.. Cheers
  16. War Planes After a rather unsuccessful first day we made it back to the hotel - drained, tired and demotivated. We were all hoping for a success on this one, and boy did it deliver! After only a few hours sleep I felt my phone buzzing.. the generic iPhone alarm chiming away. Still tired from the day before bags were packed in a zombie-like fashion before meeting up with everyone down in the lobby. We hit the road and before long we were pulling up to the access point. Thick fog helped cover our access, and soon enough we were following a path to where these beauties lie. What sounded like a car horn echoed in the distance, so we took off running through waist high grass - getting drenched in the process from the morning dew, but it lead to be nothing more than a false alarm. It seemed we got here at the perfect time - the fog cleared and the sun cast a beautiful orange glow through the windows of the beast. As always, thanks for looking!
  17. A long time to get round to posting this fabulous location in France, visited with Baroness of Puddleland and Hector. This was the first stop of a long weekend and it was a major bit of wantage back when it first became known! We arrived shortly after sunrise, having been told to expect to get wet feet with the entry, we were lucky to get in dry, albeit a bit muddy. This Manor house is/was stunning, as I have since heard it became a tourist hotspot and has been alarmed and sealed. We waited for the to come up and had a good walk around the place, so much to take in, anyway here is my effort. Proper picture overload, but it was hard not too! Thanks for looking!
  18. Hello Urbex friends! We had a visit at a very beautiful location on our last trip! This time we went to France and visited Chateau des Singes, there was very little information about this location so please if you have some information let me know! Enjoy watching. -FandFmovies
  19. Hi all, It was difficult to take pictures of this place... The sun was too present on this day... But I tried to do my best :-)
  20. Hi all, Some pictures from "La Sainte Usine". Other name for this industrial location "L'Usine du bout du monde" I hope that you will like this :-)
  21. A real nice place to visit. Need to go back there soon as we were brutally interrupted by the security 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  22. History: Prison H15 is an abandoned prison in France. Built using sandstone and brick, the prison could house almost 1500 inmates. The site has an interesting and varied history. Huge expansion of the site was planned for 1812, to convert the monastery into a workhouse for the poor and infirm. There were many delays and work did not begin until 1817, designed to accommodate 400 individuals of both sexes, and divided into four separate sections. At the time there was a lack of prisons in the area and sentences were being cut short due to overcrowding. The plans were amended and construction of the central house resumed until 1822 when the first prisoners were received. The building could house up to 500 prisoners, one half reserved for corrections and the other half for criminals. Refurbishment works took place alongside the construction of further dormitories, increasing the prisons population to 965 men and 532 women. A further prison was built on adjoining land to house female prisons and the original was used as a male-only prison from then onwards. Facing a change in penitentiary systems the prison closed in 2011. The site has since seen a rapid demise as decay starts to set in and the buildings have been raided for scrap. Explore: This was another location amongst a few on a rather impromptu day trip to france with the aim to visit sucsession, but this is one i've been wanting to see for aaaages. Didn't spend too long here - in and out within an hour but was nice to grab a few pictures before moving on to the real gem of the day! Had no trouble from the other 'residents', just a shame it's so trashed now As always, thanks for looking!
  23. Hello Urbex people, A quick video of Grand moulins de Paris, a HUGE factory build in 1921 and shut down in the 80's. I think this was the biggest and most impressive location we have been to this far, and also the most dangerous.... Enjoy watching!
  24. Chateau Le Quesnel (aka Chateau Secession) France - April 2016 I know, I know, I saw your eyes roll at the sight of yet another Urbex tourbus Chateau Secession report with the same bit of history and same old pics! But fuck it I went, I saw, I took pics and Im not forcing you to scroll through my report For those of you who know me, most of my time in France is spent grubbing around either in the Catas or various other quarries or mines, so to actually be above ground was a bit of a novelty and a first for me. The plan for this trip changed so many times I lost track of what we were and weren't doing. Chateau Secession was mentioned and we thought it would be a nice little bimble on the way back to the ferry - if time allowed. What you have to realise here, is that us actually managing to see this is something of an epic feat, simply for the fact that we never make it back to Calais in time and inevitably miss our designated ferry and have to be bumped on to the later one! So to not only make our original ferry and have time to stop off and see this is one hell of an achievement for us! After a cracking weekend in Paris visiting a few mines, spending time in the Catas and having probably had around a total of 6 hours sleep over the whole weekend, it was nice to not be rushing back last minute and having time to have a chilled out mooch here. This trips limo crew consisted of me, Bigjobs, AndyJUK, Motionless Escapes and his missus, The Kwan, The Riddlers and The Merry Prankster. History (Well as good as I can make out from the unfathomable sole source available!) The castle was owned by the Knightly family of Quesnel in the twelfth century, there appears to be a couple more owners before the lordship fell to Jean Le Fevre Lord in Ponthieu in the sixteenth century. At the end of the century Renee Le Fevre de Caumartin married Jerome Le Maistre Bellejamme, who was the adivisor to the Parliament of Paris. Their son Louis Le Maistre, achieved Lordship of Quesnel in 1637. His son Jerome Picard forsake the land to the Parliament of Paris and his grandson Henri-Louis, whom was also an advisor of Parliament got rid of Quesnel. It is also noted that in 1636 the castle suffered looting committed by the Imperialists. The property was purchased by Jean Fort, who married Married Marie Damiens, daughter of Bartholomew, Lord of Acheux. It was after his death in 1751 that his son jean-Baptiste built the foundation of the present chateau. Dated 1753 the castle was built from white stone with animated chain crosswalls across the central front building. The andlges of the side pavillions were elegant and this was reflected in the curved path of the outbuildings enclosing the courtyard. In 1806 marie-Charlotte Fort Quesnel married Alexander Viscount Blin de Bourdon and their son Charles settled in Quesnel and transformed the chateau in 1853. In the west he carved key windows, and unfortunately compromised the balance of facades by adding a second floor which was loaded with large skylights, balustrades and arms created by the Duthoit Brothers. He also retraced the park into a presentable landscape. In 1914, during the war, the village of Quesnel was fortunate enough to be away from the front lines, however this did not prevent the chateau being occupied. On 31 August 1914, the chateau was occupied by the Germans, it was damaged by bombings and ransacked by the troops. After the war Viscount Bourdon Blin restored the chateau and gave it to his daughter the Countess of Lussac. After the Second World War the property remained uninhabited and was sold in 1985. Today the chateau is deserted and is in poor condition. Its current owner is a lawyer whose practice is in Paris. So anyway here are a few pics that you will all have seen before in one report or another (just a little cropped by comparison as I dont have a wide angle lens) (stick out tongue) but I had fun and I don't care. If you made it this far cheers very much for looking
  25. Hi all, Some pictures of an abandoned hospital His urbex name "Hopital des Biches"