The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

Professional photographer Romain Thiery specializes in finding and shooting pianos in abandoned buildings in Europe. During his next trip, he was lucky enough to visit the castle of Quesnel in France. The 18th-century palace with an area of more than 700 m2, once owned by the knightly family of Quesnel, was destroyed by fire in 2018. Here are the photos of Thierry, which were taken shortly before the disaster.

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fireLe Quesnel Palace (French: Chateau de Le Quesnel / Chateau Sécession) is an abandoned castle in Le Quesnel (Somme) in France.

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

The castle belonged to the knightly family of Quesnel in the XII century. It became a victim of the Thirty Years ' War, it was looted and partially burned. The property was purchased by Jean Le Fort, who married Marie Damien. It was after his death in 1751 that his son Jean Baptiste Le Fort built the foundation of the current castle. At that time, the castle had only one floor.

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

In 1853, the facade of the "Chateau de Le Quesnel" was changed by Charles de Bourdon, a new pavilion was built and a second floor was added.

The castle was captured and bombed during the First World War. After the war, the Viscount of Bourdon restored the castle and gave it to his daughter, the Countess of Lussac. After the Second World War, the property remained uninhabited and was sold in 1985. The castle was bought by a Parisian lawyer. Part of the building collapsed in the late 1990s.

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

In December 2018, the castle burned down. Only part of the facade has survived.

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

The French castle of Quesnel shortly before the devastating fire

Keywords: Castle | Fire | France

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