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It's many years since I first visited Lassay les Chateaux. The town lies in a depression rather than a valley, and its central chateau is to a large extent hidden by tall, mature trees to two sides and by the town to the east. A guided tour proved fascinating. The elderly guide, who to me was the French equivalent of ( and a dead ringer for) the British celebrity steeplejack Fred Dibnah, had lived most of his life in the chateau, having been born into service, as his mother worked as a maid in the .... there. He needed little encouragement to show us the workings of the drawbridge and allowed a couple of us to work the mechanism. It was a heavy lift, even with the pulley system. Back then, the roofwork was in a sorry state, and renovation work has been going on ever since (hence the scaffolding on one tower)
There are two points from which a good drone approach can be made and, with the Zoom facility of the M2Z, reasonable images can be obtained without transgressing the NFZ.




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Wow - amazing shots buddy
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A J Posted at 9-10 07:53
Wow - amazing shots buddy

Thanks AJ.  It's known as Lassay LES Chateaux (plural) as there are actually three castles in the immediate area. But the other two are little more than ruins or foundations.  I may have a look at those another time.
We had a great day out there, just yesterday. It's about a 45 minute drive from us.
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-10 08:01
Thanks AJ.  It's known as Lassay LES Chateaux (plural) as there are actually three castles in the immediate area. But the other two are little more than ruins or foundations.  I may have a look at those another time.
We had a great day out there, just yesterday. It's about a 45 minute drive from us.

Certainly worth the effort getting there. Beautiful structure and very French
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A J Posted at 9-10 08:02
Certainly worth the effort getting there. Beautiful structure and very French

Mais oui, mon brave!  
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-10 08:18
Mais oui, mon brave!

L'architecture française est assez étonnante. De tous les endroits que j'ai visités, je n'ai pas encore vu Paris. Le jour, un jour
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Cool castle!
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A J Posted at 9-10 08:25
L'architecture française est assez étonnante. De tous les endroits que j'ai visités, je n'ai pas encore vu Paris. Le jour, un jour

Ah!  Paris in the the Spring. Remember that conundrum? Everyone should visit Paris at least once before they shuffle off.
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Thanks Depp. It's a fascinating place to visit.
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-10 09:55
Ah!  Paris in the the Spring. Remember that conundrum? Everyone should visit Paris at least once before they shuffle off.

We were going there this year but may be next now
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A J Posted at 9-10 09:56
We were going there this year but may be next now

Put it in your bucket list.
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-10 09:58
Put it in your bucket list.

It’s there for a while mate
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Thank you for sharing! I like the idea and the result. The explanation is very good prelude to the great pictures.
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WOW!!!! Great shots
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bu11et Posted at 9-10 12:37
Thank you for sharing! I like the idea and the result. The explanation is very good prelude to the great pictures.

Thank you! Your comments are much appreciated.
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Woe Posted at 9-10 13:25
WOW!!!! Great shots

Thanks Woe. I expected you to drop by. Another castle for your collection
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Very nice shots!
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Lovely photos.   .
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Thanks Monty. We had an excellent, sunny day out.
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DAFlys Posted at 9-11 00:45
Lovely photos.   .

Thank you DAF
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-11 04:00
Thanks Monty. We had an excellent, sunny day out.

You're welcome.
So it shows!
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Montfrooij Posted at 9-11 04:10
You're welcome.
So it shows!

Despite the global problems faced by everyone, we have had an exceptional year for weather.
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-11 04:14
Despite the global problems faced by everyone, we have had an exceptional year for weather.

Very true.
Too dry actually, but it was a 'real' summer.
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Montfrooij Posted at 9-11 04:18
Very true.
Too dry actually, but it was a 'real' summer.

We had a our share of thunderstorms and heavy downpours of rain ( which was great for the farmers) but it has been a hot and dry summer on the whole.  A good growing season.
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-11 06:21
We had a our share of thunderstorms and heavy downpours of rain ( which was great for the farmers) but it has been a hot and dry summer on the whole.  A good growing season.

Here in NL we had a huge water shortage on certain areas.
It was getting to a point where farmers were not allowed to irrigate their lands.
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Montfrooij Posted at 9-11 06:29
Here in NL we had a huge water shortage on certain areas.
It was getting to a point where farmers were not allowed to irrigate their lands.

That's pretty severe. Are there no desalination plants along the coast?
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-11 06:33
That's pretty severe. Are there no desalination plants along the coast?

We don't have that.
We are used to having a lot of water so never needed that.
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Montfrooij Posted at 9-11 06:44
We don't have that.
We are used to having a lot of water so never needed that.

With the onset of Global warming ontop of everything else, drought conditions may become more frequent with each passing year
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-11 06:59
With the onset of Global warming ontop of everything else, drought conditions may become more frequent with each passing year

You are right about that (unfortunately)
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-10 21:26
Thanks Woe. I expected you to drop by. Another castle for your collection

You're welcome. You know I love a good castle.
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-10 21:26
Thanks Woe. I expected you to drop by. Another castle for your collection

You're welcome. You know I love a good castle.
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Woe Posted at 9-11 14:29
You're welcome. You know I love a good castle.

That may be the last one for a while. We're going back to the UK for an extended stay, next week.  I'll see what's available over there
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Woe Posted at 9-11 14:30
You're welcome. You know I love a good castle.

Is there an echo in here?    I guess you pressed the "Send" button twice.
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