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    Default Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers


    Been here twice. The first time I discovered it was surrounded by a moat and not accessible.
    So I did some externals & found the Chapel in the woods at the back of the Chateau.
    Being an obsessive bugger I was really peeved not to have gained access
    so after 3 months of planning I went back........
    It was partially destroyed by a great fire March 13 1932.
    The owner of the castle Baron Robert Lejeune had been installing new central heating - oops!
    The castle now remains in ruins. Only the chapel behind the castle was spared and is still in reasonable condition.
    It even has photocopies of the history on the Altar?
    Though I have seen posts on Urbex groups talking about how aggressive the owner is. All I saw was 2 guard Donkeys - Eddie Murphy & Mike Myers I suppose.
    First the externals





    Someone has been in in 2013 'cause they have carved their names in the wall on the right of the far left French Door - Why?







    Chapel







    Now the internals. I haven't found any others on the web. Which is not to say there are none - I just can't find 'em.







    Wonder if this was the boiler that caused the fire?



















    There are 2 stairwells - this one that is totally gone.





    & this one that is in really good nick.







    Ornate sculptures abound.







    Inner Courtyard.



    View from the highest point.



    Bell Tower



    Even though I got here about 4am I left at around 9am 'cause it was getting noisier & noisier.
    What with someone testing a chainsaw/ motor cross engine from about 5 & someone else shooting from 6,
    I figured it was best to get out gracefully & say goodbye to the Donkeys before the Jackdaws & Peregrine Falcon gave me away!
    Full set https://www.flickr.com/photos/infrar...57652361460794
    Thanks for looking.
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    Was definetly worth trying, thanks for sharing.
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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/131920393@N02/albums

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    That's bloody awesome,cheers for that.
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    Wow, amazing stuff infraredd! Thank you.

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    Fabulous images and what a beautiful building.Thanks for sharing.

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    Jobs a goodun Red, I liked it, Thanks
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    Wonderful! Thank you.

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    Utterly stunning. Breathtaking set. Loving that...

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    Nice ornate stairwell. It seems that the castle is in better condition the higher you go.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    That is amazing!
    Well worth the planning / wait! That staircase is lush (the good one), but that panoramic ceiling shot is just awesome.
    Thank you for sharing fantastic photos of a fantastic place!
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