Plans have finally been submitted to build the new multi-cultural youth centre in Lassay Les Châteaux, on the site of the stadium (Place de Victor Hugo). Architecture Blanchard Marsault Pondevie have drawn up the plans for a new building to unite the library, Conservatoire and youth organisations. The project will cost over 7 million euros and should be completed by the summer of 2025. For more info, check Lassay’s Facebook Page.
The town is named for its three chateaux, or Castles: Château de Lassay, Château du Bois Thibault and Château Bois Frou. Château de Lassay has eight substantial towers and is largely intact, although restoration work continues on the structure; the ruins of Château du Bois Thibault are substantial, comprising two round towers and the accommodation building; while little remains of Château Bois Frou, other than a large stone gateway, portions of two towers and a small segment of wall.
Lassay castle fort, built in the 14th and 15th centuries, is classified as an Historic Monument and is an intact example of medieval military architecture, incorporating a two-storey barbican, small castle, eight round towers and curtain walls with Machicolations. It is scenically situated next to one of the town’s two Ponds. A medieval garden recreated by local volunteers is connected to the building. An adjacent chapel and the Murals it contains are also classified as Historic Monuments. The Lassay chateau was built on the site of a previous, 12th-century castle that was demolished during the Hundred Years War. It belongs to the Montalembert family who are gradually restoring it, and is open to the public during the summer. (Text courtesy of wikipedia.org)
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