A Secret World Under a French Castle

Posted by Ed 9 mths ago
Nearly 1,000 years ago, French lords designed an elaborate underground castle for a doomsday attack that never came.
With its crenellated towers, glittering ballrooms and Renaissance-style exterior, the Château de Brézé may appear to be just another opulent castle in France’s Unesco-designated Loire Valley.
But if you descend below its dry moat, you’ll find that the bulk of this medieval royal residence lies hidden underground in a vast maze of hand-dug fortifications that stretches more than 3km, forming the largest subterranean estate in Europe and one of France’s first doomsday bunkers. 

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