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Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers

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Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Les Trois-Moutiers
Bird's eye view of Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Coordinates47°05′32″N 0°01′57″E / 47.0923°N 0.0326°E / 47.0923; 0.0326
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built13th century
DemolishedAbandoned in 1932

The Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers is a castle in the commune of Les Trois-Moutiers in the Vienne département of France.


The stronghold dates to the thirteenth century and was originally called Motte Bauçay (or Baussay). The castle is a former stronghold of the Bauçay family, lords of Loudun. The Motte Baussay was taken several times by the English during the Hundred Years' War[1] and devastated during the French Revolution.

It was bought in 1809 by François Hennecart, a wealthy businessman. In 1857, it was sold to Baron Joseph Lejeune. In 1932, a major fire destroyed most of the buildings in the castle.[2]

In December 2017, 18,600 members of an online community raised €1,600,000, by paying at least €50 each, to purchase the castle with the aim of restoring it.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Léo Desaivre (1904). "Inventaire du mobilier du château de la Mothe-Chandenier en 1530". Bulletins de la Société des antiquaires de l'Ouest (in French): 583–611..
  2. ^ "Castle Was Abandoned After A Fire 80 Years Ago, The Inside Is Hauntingly Beautiful". 17 November 2015. Archived from the original on 27 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Adopte un château". Dartagnans. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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