Château Sécession – The Hall




Discovering abandoned castles, usually hidden behind high walls in a castleparc is always fascinating.

In a small pitoresque village in France we visited this authentic château, built in 1750 by a rich merchant. At first it was a house with only 1 floor.

Around 1850 his son added pavilions at both sides, changed the facade and built extra floors.

Unfortunately the castle didn’t escape WWII and it was occupied and bombarded by the Germans, a side pavilion still remains a ruin.

In the 80s the château was sold to an experienced lawyer which allready abandoned it in 1985..

After an early jungle tour we entered the livingroom with American & New-Zealand flags and big canon threatening intruders.

The remains of the last occupiers, furniture and personal belongings where left to rot. The wrought iron staircase was also very impressive.

This was definitely one of the nicest abandoned castles we have ever visited.


Format : 60cm x 40cm (24″ x 16″)

Finishing : Baryta Fine Art photopaper on dilite (Premium photoprint with great colour depth & max. sharpness)

Including : hanging up profile

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