Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Chateau de Prezault

Nothing remains of the original 17th century Chateau de Prézault at Parçay sur Vienne except a couple of towers and some buildings which are now the stables. The estate was seized and sold to the highest bidder during the Revolution. By 1829 it was in the hands of the Vautibault family, who still own it today. The current building was constructed in 1860-65 of brick and dressed stone, with a slate roof.

Chateau de Prézault, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
 

In the basement are the kitchens, then two storeys and an attic space, connected by a wooden spiral staircase. The small structure on the roadside is a gatehouse.


Chateau de Prézault, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

  When we passed in October the chateau was clearly undergoing some major renovations.


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2 comments:

chm said...

Do you think the present structure could have been built according to drawings and blueprints of the previous 17th C chateau?

Susan said...

Oh, good thought! I must admit that when I saw this building I assumed it was 18C, before I looked it up.

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