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Castle Lavuth-Polignac – one of the castles located in the Loire Valley and built during the Middle Ages. Lavout Polignac, unlike most of the castles in the valley, was not built of white sandstone, but of local gray volcanic stone.
At that time, the castle was mainly used for defensive purposes. For defense purposes, the building, consisting of four towers and three wings, was surrounded by two lines of ramparts. In the center of the yard – a bell tower, and under it a dungeon.
In 1793, the Polignac family emigrated to Austria, and the castle was sold to a local French family, not very rich, who, due to poverty, ruined the castle, and he turned into ruins.
A century later, the castle again returns to the Polignac family. The new owner - Count Melchior de Polignac - restores the southern wing and gives the castle a new life. Since that time, the castle remains under the same owner and becomes the summer residence of the de Polignac family.
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Topic: Castle Lavout-Polignac in France, Loire Valley resort.