Chateau de Lezignac

It is not often that I visit a chateau then be sceptical of releasing its location but after turning up at this one to find it alight was something else, questions race through my mind as I race back to the car hoping there maybe something to put it out, I found 6 bottles of the finest SuperU limonade and ran back, who could be this stupid, abandoned for the last 20 years it’s survived well up until now, throwing my camera on the floor I quickly put out the fire, it couldn’t have been lit much before we had arrived as it was only smouldering, I took some photos and disappeared, I noticed when I got back to the holiday house that my photos had dirt on the images, so I decided to return to get some more and make sure I did actually put out the fire,

Images from both days are uploaded all was now good, hopefully saved for another day, I hope whoever started it receives their karma in due course, the chateau has been here many years the land is given to an Abbey by a Viscount in 1159. and residences built for the Abbots, this chateau dates to the XVIth century and remained property of the abbey until the revolution, there is also a moulin attached to the land (although I missed this), In 1851, important works are undertaken: restructuring of the annexes, deletion of the chapel, new roof slates, adding of the brick tower, the chateau does away with the elements of the cistercian barn for the benefit of the single residence. The residential building is rectangular in shape 40 m long, 10m wide and 15m high. The Renaissance decorations around the door are dated 1561, mullion windows, or the grand staircase. Beautiful ceilings and chimneys and a wall decoration all complement this chateau. Although there is plenty of photos (even medieval events in the 1990’s) and articles with its location at present I’m saying nothing..

Article updated 2017, i can now reveal its identity to you all, sadly the chateau is no more, 4 local 13 year old teenagers on the 7th of August of this year playing with paper, inadvertently setting fire to the whole buildings causing extensive damage throughout the property. all its floors and roofs are now gone. i feel sad in the fact we tried so hard to make sure it survived last time around, but unfortunately for this chateau, others had different ideas.

2016