As the largest country in Western Europe, France has been a popular place for natives and travelers for its beauty and history. Talking about the history of France, this country was initially named Gaul or Gallia. Yet, the first Frankish King, Clovis, turned Gaul and Gallia into the ‘Country of the Franks’ and was named Francia (France in a modern French language). Since then, we have known this large, historical, and beautiful country showcases the natives and visitors’ beauty of its kind.
When we say large, France isn’t just a large country comprising large and fancy cities like Paris. Instead, this largest Western European country has served as the gateway between the continent’s northern and southern regions. As a result, the border of France touches various global countries and spots. For instance, in the north, it touches Germany and Belgium; in the west, it touches the Atlantic Ocean; it touches the Pyrenees Mountains and Spain in the south.
All in all, there’s no say in how large France is and the various locations this country touches overall, making it easier for other locals to visit this beautiful country. Of course, you need a passport for traveling anywhere abroad, but having a country that still comprises a historical soul is certainly worth exploring for every traveler. With that focus, I also aimed to explore France, mainly the roots that touch its historical soul, i.e., the abandoned castles in France.
The Beautiful Abandoned Castles in France:
When we hear the term castle, we get all sorts of royal and elite feelings. Similarly, my visit to the castles in France also introduced me to the historical royal feeling and vibe that breathed in France for ages.
During my journey of photographing castles in France, I explored history, beauty, and abandonment at its best. It wasn’t a midsummer royal treatment that made me forget home and the dusty streets of the small colonies in France itself, but rather an enlightening journey of exploration that had all sorts of luxury that had been long abandoned by the natives itself.
While I photographed all sorts of castles in France, I would like to highlight one in particular in this blog (more will be featured in later blogs). This castle is originally from the 15th century. As you can see in the pictures I captured below, most of the rooms in the castle had the essence of royalty and luxury still indulged in them.
From the libraries or the renaissance style, stunningly antique furniture, a chapel, and the hefty large rooms – everything witnessed the historical lives of the royals in France. However, the disappointing factor was the stained-glass and the bad condition of most of the rooms and furniture, covered in mold, dust, and broken pieces of its figurine. It was as if history kept them alive, but the passing age had grown on the furniture and overall look of the castle too – just how people age, castles seemed to age too!