Château du Sanglier

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This is Château du Sanlier. A castle in a small village in France. We did this castle on day 2 of our 4 day castle trip through France. I think this is one of the most beautiful castles we have seen during our trip. No demolitions at all. The castle is still in reasonably good condition. It is a beautiful urbex location.


The castle is located on a quiet road somewhere in a small village in the north of France. It was for a long time for sale for a sloppy 400,000 euros. The grass had been mowed just before our visit and much was pruned in the forest. Upon returning home I read that the castle had just been sold and the new owner is probably busy renovating the castle and estate. Fortunately, we did not see the owner during our visit!


The castle was built in the beginning of the 20th century, consists mostly of brick. The castle probably owes its name to a stuffed pig’s head hung in the hall. Sanglier in French means male pig or boar.


The castle still looked very good. It seems that it is still updated every now and then to withstand the decay. Only a few leaks or other traces of water were visible. A castle that has water damage normally decays usually very quickl. Only on the first floor there was a leakage which caused some wood rot to be seen.


Is Château du Sanglier easy accessible?
The entire site is secured by high fences. Entering is quite difficult, but because the terrain is quite large, there is always a hole in the fence. Because the castle is on the edge of the village, many people came along. So we had to choose a moment when we could climb inside unseen. Everywhere on the fences where signs which displayed prohibited access. Once we arrived at the castle, we checked whether we were alone and unpacked our camera bags. After an hour or two of photography we left the castle again with a satisfied feeling.


Is Château du Sanglier worth the visit?

The big advantage of this castle is preserved very well and can still be habitable. This probably scares many people off to enter. There is no graffiti in the building, no vandalism, so really perfect for taking pictures.

It is a beautiful castle to visit. Because it is so remote, no graffiti has been applied yet. There is also nothing destroyed, probably because it has been empty for a while. The castle also seems reasonably well maintained. The castle still stays beautiful, even though many furniture had already been removed. The deserted castle in the north of France is a beautiful location for photographing. The stained glass and the many details make it a very characteristic urbanlocation! Chateau du Sanglier is a beauty for every urban explorer.


What is the location of Château du Sanglier?
Château du Sanglier is located in the north of France. Because it is so far away from the inhabited world, there is still a lot of beauty to see. It seems to be very busy in some days, against the expectation, in this castle. Despite the fact that the castle still looks perfect and shows no signs of vandalism, it appears to be pressing on some days. There are stories that there are rows of photographers in the weekend to make beautiful pictures of this imposing castle. When we were here we were able to take pictures in peace and we were alone for hours. Advice is therefore to go on a weekday or very early in the weekend not to meet other people.

Is Château du Sanglier secured by an alarm or guards?
We did not encounter any security or owner during our visit. The place was hard to enter. During our preliminary investigation into this location and also stories afterwards it appears that there is still the necessary monitoring and supervision of Chateau du Sanglier.

People from the neighborhood, young people and the elderly apparently keep an eye on the castle. When they see people inside, they come to the castle with several people and give the police to call and want to prevent that pictures are taken. Although we did not suffer from this, this is of course very annoying to experience. If you do not come close and you go to this location by car, it is quite likely that you will be noticed. There is no sheltered place to park your car, so you have to park almost pontifically in front of the abandoned building. Going very early is probably the only remedy for not attracting attention.


The castle is also known as:
Manoir Sanglier
Manor Boar
Boar Castle
Chateau Sanglier

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