Central tower, room 5

This room was imagined in the early 1990s as an alchemist’s dispensary, then an apothecary, what we would today call a chemist’s shop. You wouldn’t have found one of those in a castle though, but in town. They were well established shops opened to everyone.

The chimney is, once again, a sign that this room was meant to be a living room and a bedroom for the lord’s family members.

Look at the three Art Deco consoles from the 1930s. The three others represent human faces crowned with waterleaf, an obvious nod to Citeaux and Bourbon lords’ Cistercian foundations.

A beam from the scaffolding was left in the masonry when building work stopped abruptly (dating uncertain).

© March 2023