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Château de la Forêt

I have long hesitated to publish this shooting on the (too) famous Château de la Forêt. After the pother that there has been around this place, it seemed to me it was better to leave it out for a while. This is not the first hesitation that I about this castle.
Already at the time of my first visit, I was told that I would never go back.
At the time, I meet two German explorers, Kim and Benjamin, who had the same aim as me. It was a fail. Having heard about the recent history of the castle, I preferred to forget it.

But the irresistible allure of these majestic rooms frozen in time will in the end overcame my will. And, I must admit, I'm somewhat disappointed.
Obviously, the interior remains a rare beauty and get lost in the maze of hidden doors, stairs and endless corridors are fun. But the health of the building and abuses by some assholes were marred pleasure.
On the top floor, the situation becomes critical. Fortunately, the roof is made of small brick vaults, because without it, we could already say goodbye to this beautiful castle. Difficult to make robust, but this type of coverage does not guarantee a sufficient seal. Thus, in almost every room, the ceiling is falling after infiltration. At other floors, the situation is much better, but for how long ?
Another cause of my (relative) disappointment, the mess caused by vandals. Countless paintings and sculptures damaged or stolen, furniture emptied of their contents or cans and dragging butts everywhere. When I see this, I imagine a whole other use I could make of my tripod, so fortunately, I met one of these morons...

Hope that the situation can be unlocked within a reasonable time, otherwise a destiny to Noisy will just consider. And saw the beauty of the place, it would be a mess. Too many mansions have been reduced to dust, it's not necessary that the Château de la Forêt follows the same doom as Noisy/Miranda...

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Picture dating two years ago.

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Nothing has changed since then.

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The kind of stuff that can be found in the attic.
Pigeons are wreaking havoc.

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Christ armless.

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The appearance of all rooms on the top floor.

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Yet all furnished, but...

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Brutal wake-up !

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Madonna and Child lost in the middle of a hallway in decomposition.

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The Dark Room.

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The small library.

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Bathroom No. 24738.

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Madame's bedroom.

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My poor lungs are still in joy...

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The guest bedroom.

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One of the children's rooms.

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The green room.

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The hall and stairs to first floor.
Surely the most beautiful place in the castle.

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Umpteenth bathroom.

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Here, an armchair is used as fuel for the fire. Why not...

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Monsieur's bedroom.

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Magnificent specimen of ironing board for books.

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Such a fortress out of the Middle Ages, the Château de la Forêt shows its teeth.

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The highest turret.

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Monsieur's office.

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Back to the monumental staircase.

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The lobby.
Fully marble.

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Another mutilated sculpture...

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The central lounge.

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Hosts probably received their guests here.

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Another lounge, in the past filled with a huge painting occupying the entire wall.
Stolen, like many other objects.

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The grand living room with its monumental fireplace.

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The dining-room.

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Asleep for too many years, the Château de la Forêt just waiting to relive.

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End of the visit.

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April 2014

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