You know how fascinated I am by abandoned places because they spark the imagination: What is their story? What are they hiding? Are there any period furniture left in? …
But it is also a great source of frustration when very old stones, witnesses of a lost past, are left utterly abandoned by real and alive owners who do not seem aware of the damage that the years will inflict on the building.
In 2016 I fell in love with this forsaken castle. I wrote a long post on the blog I had at the time.
So yesterday I went back to see what happened to the place, hoping the 2018 rehabilitation project had started.
PHOTOS AND TEXT FROM MY 2016 POST:
The only possible view of what it looked like inside was through a small air vent … The staircase leading to the sanitary …
It was built in the 19th century and composed of three levels and a partial basement.
There has been plans to transform the place and make it a residential house to accommodate students from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, and also employees and especially interns in medicine.
The farm, once refurbished, could host start-up companies.
In 2013 it has been sold one more time for € 3,000,000 and the new owner was supposed to carry out the rehabilitation. There is so much one could do with more than two hectares of land, a hospital-type building, the castle, farm buildings and sheds, a dwelling house, a chapel (decommissioned)…
Some buildings have since found a new life and the refurbishment has been partially done. But this is what the castle looks like now… Untouched. Sad. Damp. Dishonored.