Château to ren­o­vate

French Property News - - Expert Advice -

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

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