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My name is John and this website you are currently viewing is my personal website, mostly dedicated to my visits around the regions of France looking for different chateaus/abbeys from show winning to complete ruins and other buildings left in a state of abandonment. I started to document my finds in 2007 as I found nowhere that puts both urban exploration and castles and abandoned vehicles all together, armed with my camera (I have a small habit of breaking afew) I seek out the forgotten lost treasures of France.
For me there is nothing more exciting than stumbling upon an old building left after many years of neglect but from the very moment you enter, you can feel it's warmth and read into the story that the four walls surrounding you are trying to share. I have put a lot of hard work into finding the places you'll see listed on this site, whick now hosts over 10,000 pictures over 350 locations, some simply found on the days of travels, others after a few weeks of careful research before finally investigating the location further, all I can recommend is to seek out these beautiful places yourself and enjoy them, before all they become is a another part of forgotten French history.
I am a keen photographer although maybe not the best one, I do however enjoy my work and enjoy sharing it, whether it be a ruin or a stunning rebuilt chateau, if you own a chateau and want it listed (free of cause) please email us. All content on this site (except postcards) are as taken by myself, note that Theft and Criminal Damage are both a crime which could result in a fine or imprisonment or if your really unlucky both so please remember, Take only Pictures, Leave only Footprints.