In our tour through the discovery of abandoned French places we could not miss the Chateau Lumiere: the red carpet of exploration.
This abandoned castle is absolutely one of the places that most excited me.
An immense building, with many rooms, some of which are perfectly preserved. A dreamy atmosphere embraces the red columns with golden stuccoes, the impenetrable safes and the perfect marble bathrooms.
The structure was built in the early 1900s by an heir to a good Swiss family who owned a tobacco company. After the owner’s death in 1950, the Chateau was sold numerous times to various private individuals, but is now left to itself.
Inside you can find some furnishings and newspaper fragments, but the beauty of this place lies in the symmetries of the wrought-iron handrail, in the sumptuous red carpet that crosses the entrance and in the elegant furniture that lies in the darkness of the halls on the first floor .
Around it is only wet and ravenous vegetation. From the road it is even difficult to see that there is something wonderful beyond the high gate.
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Elvira Macchiavelli is part of Tuscany crew. since 2007 She study in Florence and she like to write. Very active in the italian urbex scene, she has a youtube channel “Where Elvi production urbex trip”, a blog “Urbex at info!” and she is among the founding members of the website “esplorazioniurbane.it”.