A château saved by thousands of people around the world

Enter in a timeless place, different from other common monument. After its house fire in 1932, this architectural madness of the 19th century, became a living ruin.

Located in France’s most famous valley, the castle of la Mothe Chandeniers is a uniquely romantic landmark, stunningly crafted, shrouded in mystery and spectacularly taken over by nature. Throughout its history, its halls have witnessed decadent feasts, silent abandonment, ambitious reconstruction works, a tragic fire and, more recently, an unlikely collection of guardians.

Récemment sauvé de la ruine, il appartient aujourd’hui à des milliers de passionnés dans le monde…


A true architectural madness

Where nature and architecture live in a perfect harmony


An exceptional place to discover

Come and discover a unique monument near the charming town of Trois-Moutiers.

Le noël des co-châtelains 2019

🎄 Pour 2019, tous les co-châtelains sont invités à venir fêter la fin de l'année lors d'un Noël spécial dans le parc du château. Au programme : des surprises, des illuminations, feu d'artifice et plus encore !

7 Décembre

Free roam visit

For 1 hour, a few minutes or a delightful morning, walk off freely to discover the castle park and admire the thousand faces of this most mysterious ruins.

Guided tour

Relive the incredible history of the Mothe Chandeniers families with a 1h30 guided tour. Let yourself be guided in a true green oasis, rich of unexpected panoramas and hidden wonders.


News of la Mothe Chandeniers

Find here the latest news of the most romantic ruin in the world: articles, reports, photos, volunteer sites, restoration work, etc.



A green oasis in the most famous valley of France

4 route de roiffé, 86120 Les Trois-Moutiers