Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Historic local chateau destroyed

The 16th century Chateau de Lezignac, near Graulhet in the Tarn was badly damaged by fire on Monday afternoon (7th August). Privately owned the chateau was for many years owned by the clergy and was inscribed as an historic monument in 1977.
Unoccupied at the time, the various attempts to rehabilitate or even sell the chateau as a centre for historic re-enactments and concerts have come to nothing. The structure suffered considerable damage in the fire.
Pic. Sylvain Duchampt