Château de Singes, France

Chateau de Singes

Château de Singes aka Chateau la Folie is an abandoned mansion in France with a stunning staircase and a lovely room with murals of monkeys.

Visited May 2014  France France Abandoned

Château de Singes (Castle of Monkeys) or sometimes called Chateau la Folie is an abandoned mansion in France. The stunning staircase is the main attraction, but the rest of the building holds just as much charm. Built to an unusual design, the château is extremely wide but almost exclusively just one room deep. This means almost every room has external windows to both the front and back of the property, flooding the extravagant rooms with natural light.

Unfortunately the owner could not afford the ongoing costs of running and maintaining such a property. As a result less and less of the home was used and the owner was eventually confined to just a single room with only a couple of portable heaters for warmth.

I’d seen plenty of pictures of the staircase here and was excited about seeing it in real life. Often, the real life view of forgotten places can be disappointing after seeing great pictures on the internet. However, this place was a real treat – the entire building was so much more impressive in real life than the photos convey. Loved every minute of this visit. The room with monkey murals was my favourite bit.

Visited with Darbians and Proj3ct M4yh3m as part of the “Chasing Brunas” Tour.

Château de Singes - The stunning staircase
Château de Singes – The stunning staircase
Château de Singes - Looking up the stairs
Château de Singes – Looking up the stairs
Château de Singes - The room with the staircase
Château de Singes – The room with the staircase
Château de Singes - Another view of the room with the staircase
Château de Singes – Another view of the room with the staircase
Château de Singes - Foot of the Stairs
Château de Singes – Foot of the Stairs
Château de Singes - View from the top of the stairs
Château de Singes – View from the top of the stairs
Château de Singes - Room with murals of monkeys on the walls
Château de Singes – Room with murals of monkeys on the walls
Château de Singes - The monkey mural room was light and airy but welcoming
Château de Singes – The monkey mural room was light and airy but welcoming
Château de Singes - Lovely details on the doors
Château de Singes – Lovely details on the doors
Château de Singes - Room with a horse saddle on wall
Château de Singes – Room with a horse saddle on wall
Château de Singes - Horse saddle detail
Château de Singes – Horse saddle detail
Château de Singes - Large room with arched windows
Château de Singes – Large room with arched windows
Château de Singes - Mirror at the end of large room
Château de Singes – Mirror at the end of large room
Château de Singes - The other end of the room is a mirror image
Château de Singes – The other end of the room is a mirror image
Château de Singes - The other side of the room also looks out onto gardens
Château de Singes – The other side of the room also looks out onto gardens
Château de Singes - Nature is beginning to reclaim some of the rooms
Château de Singes – Nature is beginning to reclaim some of the rooms
Château de Singes - Some rooms are falling into decay
Château de Singes – Some rooms are falling into decay
Château de Singes - This would once have been a grand room
Château de Singes – This would once have been a grand room
Château de Singes - Light flooding into the landing
Château de Singes – Light flooding into the landing
Château de Singes - View down the upstairs hallway
Château de Singes – View down the upstairs hallway
Château de Singes - Bedroom with large bed
Château de Singes – Bedroom with large bed
Château de Singes - A bedroom up in the attic
Château de Singes – A bedroom up in the attic
Château de Singes - Files left behind
Château de Singes – Files left behind
Château de Singes - Filing cabinets
Château de Singes – Filing cabinets
Château de Singes - The large roof space
Château de Singes – The large roof space
Château de Singes - Stunning light in the hallway
Château de Singes – Stunning light in the hallway
Château de Singes - Monkey mural room with the fisheye
Château de Singes – Monkey mural room with the fisheye
Château de Singes - The large room with the fisheye
Château de Singes – The large room with the fisheye
Château de Singes - Staircase room with the fisheye
Château de Singes – Staircase room with the fisheye
Château de Singes - Amazing plasterwork art
Château de Singes – Amazing plasterwork art
Château de Singes - External from the front
Château de Singes – External from the front
Château de Singes - External from the back
Château de Singes – External from the back
If you liked this report please check out Proj3ct M4yh3m's Château de Singes report too.
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