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The rolling countryside of France is a treasure trove of abandoned chateaus. Most are filled with vintage furniture. France also has many abandoned cars, tucked away in garages or in forests.


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Les Thermes Bleus, France

Les Thermes Bleus is a thermal spa complex in France, frozen in time since it was abandoned in the 1980s. The oval bathing pool has beautiful natural decay.
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Chapelle des Pelotes, France

Chapelle des Pelotes is an abandoned chapel in northern France. The chapel features 13th Century inspired Gothic arcitecture. Marble statues flank the nave.
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Caserne Saint Bernard, France

Dusty crimson relics lie inside the unassuming building of Caserne Saint Bernard. This is a "cimetière des camions de pompiers"; a cemetery of fire trucks.
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Manoir du Philosophe, France

Manoir du Philosophe is a relatively simple, traditional French house. There are several hypothesis as to why this house was left abandoned.
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Chateau Sarco, France

Chateau Sarco is a relatively modern 1920s French castle. The architecture is a luxurious Louis XIII style and has a marble staircase.
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La Serre du Chirurgien, France

La Serre du Chirurgien is a huge and impressive old glasshouse in the south of France. It is more likely a conservatory, rather than a true greenhouse.
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Cimetière des Légendes / Lost Panhard, France

Behind hedges and overgrowth, lies the Cimetière des Légendes. A collection of 1950s/1960s French cars, rusting and falling apart as decades pass.
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Bureau Central, France

Bureau Central was the main offices for a family run steelworks. The impressive courtyard has an immense glass skylight supported by steel girders.
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Chateau Lumiere, France

Chateau Lumiere ("Castle of Light") features a stunning skylight which floods the three storey entrance hall with light even on the cloudiest of days.
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Maison de Damask, France

Maison de Damask has a classic Parisian feel to it, with its nostalgic decor and homely features. It appears to be frozen in time since it was abandoned.
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Manoir Colimaçon, France

Manoir Colimaçon has a very striking, fairytale or Gothic exterior. The spiral staircase provides a very interesting photography subject.
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War Planes, France

War Planes are a small collection of ex-military aircraft, laying in a seldom-used corner of a French airfield.
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Lady in Red Power Plant, France

Lady in Red is a disused French power plant. The control room features two crescent-shaped red control panels, and a red/orange/yellow central console.
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Chateau Banana, France

Chateau Banana is an abandoned chateau in France, featuring some very kitschy and eclectic furniture.
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Chateau Verdure, France

Lying forgotten in an affluent French suburb, a beautiful piano sits in an alcove beneath a sweeping stone staircase inside Chateau Verdure.
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Chateau Secession, France

Chateau Secession is a French chateau with grand staircases and many paintings. There is a large canon in the main room, and billiard table in a side room.
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ET Church, France

ET Church is a visually striking church. Resembling something from a sci-fi movie, this futuristic church features ever-changing green/turquoise light.