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France Chateau et chapelle (visited 03/2019)

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Two weeks ago I drove with a female friend (no Urbexer and thus also no forum member) for three days to France. This castle has been on my to-do-list for a long time, so I wanted to visit it now.

 

Directly above the castle is a lonely but inhabited house. Maybe the owner, and he was at home. That's why we acted very quietly, so he couldn't hear us and luckily he also didn't see us (unfortunately, Germans are often not very welcome in France because of the past. And French people respond even much more unfriendly and very aggressive when they catch Germans while exploring an abandoned place ...).

 

The castle was built in the middle of the 19th century, more precisely in 1849, for a count family. During the Second World War, the castle burned down. Through reparation payments, the roof, as well as some ceilings and a staircase inside of the building has been repaired after the war. But nothing more did happen since then. Today, the castle itself is just an unadorned shell and completely empty. So I took only one photo from a former fireplace inside of it. Otherwise, there was nothing to see except ugly concrete from the earlier repairs.

However, much more interesting was one of the smaller buildings in front of the castle. On the ground floor there was an old bed with metal frame and, picturesque, a cross in front of an ivy-covered window. On the first floor of this house, to reach via a stone spiral staircase, was also a chapel; beautiful with a rose window, colored / painted panes and angel figures on the wall, as well as several wine bottles in a corner next to the altar.

The upper floor couldn't be entered anymore, the roof had already collapsed there. The same applies to another building next to it, which had already completely collapsed inside.

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4 hours ago, The_Raw said:

Love that Andy. Is that a tiny teddy bear in shot 9? 😁

 

Yes, it's a little teddy bear. I think a photographer put it there (for whatever reason).
Here is a detail enlargement from the original photo:

 

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