This Castle Was Abandoned After An Extreme Fire In 1932 – Drone Footage Now Is Extraordinary

While you busily go about your daily lives, you probably think that castles don’t really exist the way they used to, unless it’s in a Disney movie or one of their wedding cakes. But since photos and videos of the 13th century Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers occupied by the Barclay family emerged online, people are getting a chance to imagine their life as a fairy tale.

Since the castle was abandoned after a fire in 1932, preservationists are trying to restore it. But nature has started to reclaim the gorgeous medieval castle. The castle has had a bloody history. It was taken twice by English invaders. But then it was reclaimed by France and became a sight of lavish parties before falling into disrepair.

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But during the French Revolution, the property was sacked. It then passed from one investor to the next until people lost interest in 1932. In 1981, a teacher named Marc Deyemer saw a vision for the castle. He purchased it and had hopes of restoring its former beauty. Then a French bank bought the surrounding property, and Deyemer’s dreams were delayed.

A non-profit has been created to help save the castle. But even still, time has forgotten the beautiful structure. In 2014, a drone flew around the property and captured amazing footage of the castle. See it in the video below.