Palaces, Castles & Mansions

twin stairs canopy veranda outside exterior Chateau Verdure France Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #58a (revisit): Chateau Verdure, France – October 2015

Explore #6 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ After leaving Manoir Cacophonie we raced against the setting sun to squeeze in a sixth and final explore of the day – a revisit (for me) to the crumbling beauty of Chateau Verdure. My report from my previous visit in May 2014 can be seen here. Looking back I’m amazed we had the energy and enthusiasm to squeeze this explore in, having already driven through France with zero sleep the previous night, and…

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Baby Grand Piano chairs retro antique grandfather clock living room dining room Chateau Cacophonie Manoir Musique Music was my first love France Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #147: Manoir Cacophonie / Chateau Musique, France – October 2015

Explore #5 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ Late afternoon on the first day of our France/Belgium weekender, the next location was a quick visit to a beautiful old manor house, buried in overgrown woodland on the outskirts of a French town… I don’t know anything about the history of this place – there are rumours that the owner now lives in Costa Rica, but who knows. It is clear that music, painting, and art in general was a big part…

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Wallpaper room windows Chateau Colimacon Spiral France Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #146: Chateau Colimaçon, France – October 2015

Explore #4 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ Next up was this beautiful decaying old Castle with a rather special staircase… History Formerly a manor house built just before 1900, over time it was extended to a large mansion. Apparently the present owner is a wealthy engineer who now lives abroad whilst his chateau crumbles. The castle is nicknamed Colimaçon (which is French for ‘Spiral’) due to its incongruous but amazing back staircase which provides access to all floors from the…

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