Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers, is a castle at the town of Les Trois-Moutiers in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.
Located in the midst of a large wood stands the Château de la Motte-Chandeniers a former stronghold of the illustrious Bauçay family, lords of Loudun. The stronghold dates to the thirteenth century and was originally called Motte Bauçay (or Baussay). The Motte Baussay was taken twice by the English in the middle ages and devastated during the French Revolution. It was bought in 1809 by François Hennecart, a wealthy businessman who undertook to restore its former glory. But it passed in 1857, to Baron Lejeune Edgar, Esquire of Napoleon III, son of the famous general and Amable Clary, niece of the Queen of Sweden, Désirée Clary.
In 1932 a major fire destroyed most of the buildings in the castle. Apparently the owner who was renovating the property at the time, had just installed central heating. Oops! The castle has been abandoned ever since.
Check out the images below of the property and at the very end there is a video with stunning footage of it. Thanks to Infrared at http://bit.ly/1m1Jpv4 for the gorgeous photos.
We hope some investor restores this place to its former glory!