Inside This Spooky 17th Century French Chateau Is Like Stepping Into the Past

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Chateau des Bustes

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Humans are naturally curious about the past. We seek answers to our origins, whether personally or in a philosophical sense. One photographer spends his time seeking relics of the past, searching abandoned homes and mansions in the European countryside.

Photographer Vacant Photography tours the vast expanses of the country in search of abandoned places lying in ruin, slowly being reclaimed by nature. Recently, this photographer ventured to the northern French countryside and stumbled upon the Chateau des Bustes, what they describe as a 17th-century castle. In a gallery of the photographer’s work, they said the building was soon to begin renovation, but before that happened, Vacant was able to tour the castle in its dilapidated state.
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Check out the amazing and spooky images of inside the Chateau des Bustes below. SHARE these incredible images with anybody who loves exploring the past.

We’ve never seen a mantle like this before. They certainly don’t make them like this anymore!

Chateau des Bustes

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A full look at the dining room reveals beautiful old carpeting, as well as upholstery on the couch and the dining table chairs.

Chateau des Bustes

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But what are these weird busts in the corner? This one is decaying in the most creepy way!

Chateau des Bustes

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The creepy bust is looking longingly outside.

Chateau des Bustes

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This other bust is very stoic in its golden countenance.

Chateau des Bustes

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If the half-face bust wasn’t creepy enough, there are horns, skeletons, and taxidermy birds hanging on the walls.

Chateau des Bustes

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Instead of transom lights, the doors have Renaissance-style paintings to greet anybody walking through them.

Chateau des Bustes

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This room honestly doesn’t look like it’s aged a day! The architecture is just so stunning!

Chateau des Bustes

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No old chateau is complete without at least one piano resting silently for centuries.

Chateau des Bustes

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Not surprisingly, there are more busts in this room — one sculpture and another painting. Is that the owner, perhaps?

Chateau des Bustes

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Time to venture upstairs! Don’t forget another decaying bust to decorate the way.

Chateau des Bustes

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The bedroom contains numerous relics of the past, including an old hat, tennis rackets, and a faded image of the Sphinx in Egypt. Would you dare sleep in this bed?

Chateau des Bustes

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