Last Monday we visited the Chateau St. Ratilly, built in 1270. The Chateau has seen a lot of action over the years. However, in the mid 1950’s it was sold to a potter and an actor who have turned it into a cultural center. Potters can make pottery here, there are concerts and theatrical performances and an art gallery. While the “bones” of the chateau are here, it isn’t exactly what we were expecting. It was raining and set a nice atmosphere, but the light wasn’t that great for pictures. Here are a few.
A potter at work
The potters make pots to sell at the Chateau
The pigeon tower from the outside
The pigeon holes! Gives us a whole new perspective!!
Some of the pots for sale
They were a lot shorter in the 1200's (doorway between rooms)
Katie & Ethan thoroughly engaged by the art in the gallery!
It was a very lovely chateau!