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Chateau Richemont

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This chateau was built in the mid 1500s by the local priest – though with its two long, pale grey main buildings it looks a bit grander than that.  The builder, Pierre de Bourdeille, began as a soldier, but after a serious fall from his horse he became a writer, writing his memoirs – so the building of the house is well documented.  He's buried in the chapel in the tower if you want to visit him.It would have been a lovely, green and leafy place to live, both in Pierre de Bourdeille's day and later, when some of the cosy additions of panelled wood walls and ceilings, stately fireplaces and lovely warm looking wooden flooring.  

The castle has been redecorated and is open during the summer and by appointment.  

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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