Palaces, Castles & Mansions

Explore #58: Chateau Verdure, France – May 2014

Explore #3 of the Operation Baguette tour The last of our successful explores on Day One of Operation Baguette was this marvellous derelict Chateau, nestled in the midst of a very affluent suburb. After a drive-past recce, followed by a McDonalds to recharge our energy levels, we returned and made our move and were soon inside. As you will see the Chateau is in a perilous state of decline, and has reached the stage where it must be highly doubtful…

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Explore #56: Chateau des Singes, France – May 2014

Explore #1 of Operation Baguette After the fun and japes of my first European urbexing weekender (the 3 Eurovirgins and a Europro tour) I was gagging to get out there and see some more amazing locations across La Manche. Unfortunately Rebecca couldn’t join us this time, but we were chuffed that the eponymous Dan of Mr Dan Explores (with whom I’d previously explored Kings Reach Tower and Millennium Mills) was able to join us instead. Dan proved himself a most…

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Explore #54: Baron Hill Estate, Beaumaris, Wales – May 2014

After my recent exploring in Belgium and Iceland, it’s back to the windy and rainy UK for my next report! Upon our return from Iceland, Mrs X and I headed straight to Anglesey for a friend’s wedding. I took the opportunity on the morning of the wedding to nip up the road for a couple of hours on this solo explore. I forgot to mention in my last report that my DSLR had a slight accident when I was in…

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