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.
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.