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The castle of La Roche-Kurbon: photos, description Chateau de la Roche-Courbon)

The castle of La Roche-Kurbon is located near the cities of Saintes and Rochefort. Its construction began in the second half of the XV century, the first owner was Jean de Latour. Two centuries later the owners of the castle became the Marquise de Kurbon, who built next to the medieval buildings of the new residence.

In the first half of the XVIII century the castle was briefly changed owners, but closer to the end of the century returned to the Kurbonov and remained their property until the French revolution, and then was abandoned and began to decline.

The further fate of the castle was taken by the writer Pierre Loti, a famous author of novels in the colonial style. In the early twentieth century he helped to find a new owner, who restored and the appearance of the building and its interiors. Pierre Loti even turned to the future owners of attractions from the pages of Newspapers and being inspired by the beauty of the castle and its surrounding forests, wrote the novel, one child."

The restoration of the castle in the first half of the twentieth century was conducted by its then owner Field, Senro. The reconstruction of the garden he walked, using drawings made by artists in the seventeenth century. The garden was restored in the 30-ies of the last century and now included in the list of the most famous gardens in France, which makes the Ministry of culture. To protect the garden from subsidence was created by planks fastened to stakes driven into the ground piles.

Also, Senro updated the interior design of the hall, the most notable of which is called the dressing-room, which saved the interior of the second half of the seventeenth century. In addition, the main treasure of the castle believe the Cabinet of Jean Louis de Kurbon, the walls of which are adorned with beautiful works created on the subjects of ancient myths, based on the local landscapes, as well as depicting the owner of the castle and members of his family. In the hall of Louis XIII you can see the beautiful fireplace and a camp-chest, wrought copper. This subject settled in the castle, and gradually became one of its ornaments. In the dining room of the castle Paul Senro made a large collection of utensils that were used in the homes Santonja.