Journees du Patrimoine – Gers Edition – Part Deux

OK, so ‘the next day’ turned out to be ‘next Saturday.’  I said in Part Une of this entry that I would write the follow-up the following day. What can I say? I tried but, um, stuff happens.

Anyhoo, without further delay, here are the two chateaus that we – the lovely missus and I – visited on the second day of the 2014 Journees du Patrimoine weekend, Gers style.

The first stop was the charming, privately-owned Chateau de Bazian:

Not too shabby.

Not too shabby.

Perhaps a little shabby. It's a Harry Homeowner project.

Perhaps a little shabby. It’s a Harry Homeowner project.

looking out toward the Back 40.

The wall overlooking the Back 40.

Then it was off to the town of Preignan, just a few klicks north of Auch, the capital of the Gers. After a stop at a vide grenier – a community-wide yard sale – to get directions (who says a man won’t stop and ask for directions?), we found our way to Chateau de la Testere.

This was a place where the further away you were, the better it looked. From the highway, it looked swell. Up close, not so much.

Not so bad.

Not so bad.

Spooky, cobwebby interior.

Spooky, cobwebby interior.

And that was all the time we had.

Click on the link to see more photos of Chateau de Bazian.

Click on the link for a couple of more photos of Chateau de la Testere.

Back next time with a story and photos of a chateau of Henri IV.

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