Château de Caryatides

An outstanding construction. Entering the castle you are welcomed by four enormous caryatids still supporting the remains of the castle. Constructed in the middle of the 19th-century by the widow of a well-known industrialist of that time. Her husband was considered as one of the industrialists who contributed the most in France during the golden age of the textile industry.

There were no limitations for the architects and artists who designed this Louis XV styled castle. The greatest artists of the time worked on it. The facades, roofs and outbuildings of the castle were eventually listed as historic monuments. In addition, the prototypes of plaster caryatids are preserved in the Louvre. The originals are slowly decaying with the rest of the castle. It's been abandoned since the seventies and completely invaded by wild vegetation.

Château de Caryatides
Château de Caryatides
Château de Caryatides
Château de Caryatides
Château de Caryatides
Château de Caryatides
Château de Caryatides
Château de Caryatides