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The Gate House of the Chateau

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By Crissue


The Gate House of the Chateau

During the Second World War, Villagers successfully hid a Polish Jew here from the germans, that occupied our Village....



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WOW!

13 Jul, 2012

 

Lots of History here Pix...we've been here 10 years, same Village, just moved the once...and that was for health reasons..

13 Jul, 2012

 

Fascinating to see old buildings with so much history.

13 Jul, 2012

 

If you look to the right Terra, that wall, was almost completely rebuilt, by hand, using original Tuffeau stone, which is the stone for this region, for Houses, barns, walls etc...

13 Jul, 2012

 

Good that such efforts are made to keep everything blending in with the original designs.

13 Jul, 2012

 

The Mayor (Marie) has the say in all matters, and would be on your case very quick, if you didn't keep to tradition...for the Old Buildings...We have new builds too..but everything blends in together...

13 Jul, 2012

 

Well done to Marie ;o)

13 Jul, 2012

 

Funny enough, he greeted us when we first moved here, and we still have the same Marie, nice man, and his trade is a Stone Mason...so he knows all about the old buildings..and gets voted in at election time, very popular man, and has done a lot to lift the status of our Village...Many Villages suffer in the Winter, because too many people have bought the properties as Holiday Homes, and no revenue comes into some Villages outside of the Summer months...here he has strict rules, on who can buy a property as a Holiday Home, therefore keeping the local shops and restaurants etc doing business all year...

13 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely place to stay Sue..might pop over one day..lol

13 Jul, 2012

 

lovely building

13 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Carol...

Pix you'll need to do some very hard saving to stay at the Chateau....lol...

13 Jul, 2012

 

Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II for those who do not know) once narrated a story about a Polish Jew whom Wojtyla helped to hide from Germans under the wooden floor. This man after the WW II became a leading communist and prosecuted many Catholics in Poland in fifties. These years became known in Eastern European countries as days of monster trials.

14 Jul, 2012



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