• Abandoned,  Castle,  France,  Ruins

    The Cupbearer’s Ruins

    Lurking deep in the woods, lay hidden the gothic ruins of this mysterious castle of medieval origin… Built around the 1400s by a famous cupbearer of the King of France, it was, over the centuries, acquired by many families and owners, but the castle was recognized as a ruin at the end of the 1700s, and gradually became a stone quarry used for the construction of houses in the region. The exploration is quickly done: only two towers still stand, overgrown with vegetation and hidden by the thick trees that have grown all around. But as surprising as it may seem, the thickness of the walls and the quality of…