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La Mothe Chandeniers 2022
Each room has period furniture, wooden floors and an original fireplace.
Tower located in Loudun.It dominates the city and its territory. Probably built in wood around 1040 by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou and Lord of Loudun, it was razed and rebuilt on the same foundations by his grandson Fulk the Rechin during the twelfth century, according to the current form.This building served as watchtower, 31 meters high. It consisted of three floors separated by floors; the upper floor with a stone vault not visible from the foot of the Tower,In the 15th century it was enclosed in the buildings of the Royal Palace. In the seventeenth century, it was saved in extremis during the demolition, at the request of Richelieu Castle to mark the victory of the Kingdom against strongholds Protestant.
Chateau de Ternay. Yeah Im pretty sure this place is haunted
In 1932, a fire broke out and tore through the building and many of its contents. Though the chapel and some small outbuildings were saved, the chateau itself was left in ruins
As I was researching the setting for one of my characters in a vampire novel, I came across La Mothe Chandeniers. It is a magical castle that fell into ruin after a fire in 1932. During the course of my research, I came across a crowdfunding effort to restore the castle. Of course, I had to contribute. In so doing, I have become part owner of the castle. And as any responsible owner would, I flew to France to help in the restoration.
CHÂTEAU DE LA MOTHE CHANDENIERS is a truly timeless place. Located in the Loire Valley in France, it is a romantic and mysterious masterpiece that fell into ruin after a devastating fire in the early 20th century.
s. It’s a real treat for castle lovers, nature lovers, and budding explorers.
It was such a wonderful experience to work with other volunteers to restore this magical castle
More than 7,400 complete strangers from across the world have clubbed together to buy a historic French chateau to save it from ruin or being razed to the ground by developers.In what organisers say is the first project of its kind in in the world, a crowdfunding appeal raised more than €500,000 in just 40 days to purchase the 13th-century Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers in the west of the country.
Four course lunch after working hard on the castle grounds
JC Aviateur is a dynamic force of nature. I am so grateful to him for helping me to integrate with such a wonderful group of volunteers.
Apart from saving the Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers, the 18000 donors are now the co-owners of the castle as well. Thanks to these donations, the Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers was brought back from the brink of destruction and is no longer a forgotten monument.
Its oldest parts were constructed in the early 13th century by its owners, the Bauçay family. It was taken twice by the English in the Middle Ages and was ransacked during the French Revolution. In 1809, it was bought by a rich Parisian businessman, François Hennecart, who restored the building and planted a vineyard in the grounds, but retained much of the original medieval building.
The historical record is mostly silent about the fate of the castle in the decades that followed. It is known, however, that in 1932 AD a massive fire broke out, shortly after central heating was installed in the building, and much of the castle was destroyed in the conflagration. Subsequently, the castle was abandoned, forgotten, and was slowly reclaimed by nature.
The courtyard of the L'Orangerie, one of the castle's manor houses. Volunteer come together to move Lions
I lodged here while I volunteered to help restore La Mothe Chandeniers and few miles away.Located in the Loire Valley, the Château de Ternay, dating from the 15th century, stands in the middle of a 45-hectare park with a swimming pool and hundred-year-old trees. It offers a badminton court and guided tours of the castle.
As a child I could never have imagined I would ever get the opportunity to stay in a real live castle. It was a wonderful experience staying at the Chateau de Ternay
Fun moving Lions at the castle