Chateau Lumiere is like Villa Anna and some others an urban exploration icon, a must be. Needed for every Urbex porfolio.
Château Lumiere was the family home of a wealthy tobacco tycoon of Swiss decent. The stunning chateau hidden away in a quiet town in France was built in a Neo-Baroque style in the early 1900s.
The house was used for business purposes after the owner left the town in the 1950’s. The chateau has been sold numerous times, however has stood empty since then. Considering how long the house has been unused it is in amazingly good condition. There are also other stories how the house has been used over the years.
However, for the long time of not having been inhabited the house is in a very good condition still. No Graffiti or vandalism (at least to my eyes). It looks like you could move in; some cleaning and repairing here and there. As usual with Urbex Icons I was not alone in the building, one more phototeam was on site. Although the Chateau is called Lumiere, since all windows are closed and bolted partly, the building is very dark and hard to photograph.
All pictures are in reduced quality for faster loading and lesser use of storage space. All originals are crystal clear and sharp.
If you are interest in an original picture, please write me an email with what you need and for what purpose. I will immediately contact you for licensing.