The 15th century Chateau de la Motte-Usseau stands on the border of Poitou and the Touraine as a testiment to the architecture of the late Middle Ages. It is built around the motte of an even older chateau, as its raised central private courtyard reveals.
It seems to have been occupied by monks in the 19th and 20th centuries, who undertook extensive renovations, alterations (new openings) and additions (outbuildings). At one point in the 20th century it looks like the main dwelling was used as a granary.
The chateau is now privately owned and offers accommodation [link]. As you can see from our photograph is easy to get to, just off the A10 (L'Aquitaine).
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