Artist: Robert Chaland E. Magendie (photographer).
Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 15.7 x 23.6 in (40 x 60 cm)
Condition: Overall good condition - signs of handling and wear (mainly on the edges) and a few ceases on the image - please see pictures.
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This nice old tourist poster from France shows a large photo of Château de la Roche Courbon. The castle is located in Saint-Porchaire between Saintes and Rochefort in western France.
The castle was built in the 1400s on a rock in the middle of a swamp and transformed into an elegant residence by Jean-Louis de Courbon during the 17th century. His daughter Charlotte married a personal assistant to Napoleon I.
After a few decades with low income for the family and since maintenance was so expensive the castle was abandoned. During the next 100 years it was almost a ruin until it was brought by Paul Chénereau (1869 - 1967), from the local district who restored it to its former splendor appearance. Today his daughter and son in law lives in the castle.
The entrance to the property consists of the so-called Lion Gate, a large 1600's of construction. Inside the moat is a medieval tower. The interior of the château contains decor from the 17th century, in particular a bathroom covered with painted wood panels and sculptures from 1662.
From the Renaissance terrace leads a two-story stairwell to the French parks with a series of terraces and balustrades. The parks are orchids, flower farms, geometric flower beds and walkways surrounding the small lake mirror pond. River Bruant provides parks with water. Beyond the river leads an ornate staircase to a higher elevation on the far side of the river.
On the ground level in the sandstone rocks in the woods near the river Bruant's cave dwellings from the Stone Age. In the tower is a museum showing prehistoric artifacts from including the time.
This is a great travel poster which probably was made for tourist offices around the world to inspire travelers and show of some the beauty within the French Pyrenees.
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