Photographer's Note

Castle of Isle in Saint Denis en ValrnThe construction of the castle began in 1530, at the initiative of the bailiff of Orleans Jacques Groslot, Chancellor of Marguerite de Navarre and owner of Île aux Bourdons, a land isolated by the waters only during floods and located in the enclave of the parish of Chécy. In 1535, Groslot was authorized by the King of France Francis I to build a drawbridgernrnIn September 1866, the waters of the Loire in flood give up the levee to 150 meters of the castle which, already in bad state, is then largely destroyedrnAfter a long period of abandonment during which the ruins were considerably damaged, the rescue association of the Château de l'Isle created in 2008 began an action to ensure the survival of the monument including through stabilization work and preservation ruins. The association acquires the castle on March 31, 2010


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