Château to renovate
If you’re looking for a renovation project with plenty of options, Château de la Trouquette may be it. With origins in the 16th century, it has many original features, such as a stone spiral staircase, and there are architect’s plans already drawn up for a magnificent residence. It lies 10 miles from the town of Auch, in the Gers department, amidst six hectares of land.
The château can lay claim to having witnessed some of the proudest episodes in French history, which took place after the defeat of the French by Germany in World War II, as it was used by the French Resistance as a hiding place for its operatives as well as refugees seeking to escape the Nazis. Most famously, on August 8, 1944, it was the location for the first meeting of the Departmental Committee for the Liberation of Gers, under the leadership of Ernest Villa. There they planned the final liberation of Gers from the Nazis. trouquette.com
000 595, €