Last week we escaped from home improvements for an afternoon and visited a local chateau, though I must say I'm using this term quite loosely here.
The chateau of Droupt-Saint-Basle dates from the 16th century with some 18th century improvements. The last marquise died in 1974 and the chateau was slated for demolition until the current owners bought it in 1983 and restored it.
It's quite pretty, and they are quite rightfully proud of their working drawbridge and moat.
But we passed on the five euro tour, which Stéphane strongly felt would be a lecture on how they managed to restore the place. A small stroll along the road behind the chateau revealed the very important historical jungle gym and medieval swimming pool. But it was nice to get out of the house and chase Fry along a dirt road for a bit, anyway.
The church that sits in front of the chateau