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The fox in the taxidermy castle

Isolated in the French countryside there is a small forgotten castle.

Its dimensions are modest and the graceful ivy-covered facade has harmonious symmetries and proportions.
The castle is surrounded by some farm buildings and a chapel.
We enter through a broken window and we are in the beautiful living room with white paneling and a large marble fireplace with a mirror. Unfortunately, with great disappointment, we find only a fine black Pleyel piano, but there is no trace of the other furnishings.
The next room ignites our enthusiasm, a billiard room in brown tones with a large game table and in the center an important white showcase. Inside there are hundreds of taxidermies of birds of all types, colors and sizes. An important collection. I have never seen anything like this before.

There are birds of all kinds, owls, seagulls, herons, ducks, blackbirds and colorful rarities and then a fox.
Dominating the hall above the window is a huge Condor with spread wings and other battered birds.
After this hall, we are at the center of the manor, in the small entrance hall we find the staircase carved in wood.
On the ground floor there is a dining room with a beautiful tiled stove and a large kitchen.

On the first floor there are several bedrooms. Here we understand the former owner’s passion for birds, many wallpapers and curtains take up the coherent theme in many rooms. There is one with a large canopy bed, all pink reminiscent of a large flamingo.
The other rooms are also interesting despite many furnishings being stolen; in fact, the castle has undergone several thefts over the years.
In the attic, in addition to a couple of rooms used as servants, the family heirlooms are stored in the closets.
In the external chapel there are some wrought iron which reproduce some birds as a motif.

Unfortunately, I have not found any historical information on this place, by visiting its interiors I have only known the particular tastes of its former owner. We hope that in the future someone will return to love this place and its collection of taxidermies and birds.


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