Chateau de Chavaniac, Chavaniac-Lafayette

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Castle · Specialty Museum
The Château de Chavaniac aka Chateau Lafayette is a fortified manor house of eighteen rooms furnished in the Louis XIII style located in Chavaniac-Lafayette, Haute-Loire, in Auvergne, France.

Flanked by two towers of black stone, it was built in the 14th century and was the birthplace of General Lafayette in 1757.

In 1916, a group of wealthy philanthropists led by Scottish-born American industrialist John C. Moffat purchased the castle to serve as a center of philanthropy for people affected by World War I. Following the war he renovated it completely to preserve documents and objects relating to General Lafayette.

The Château de Chavaniac is now a museum open to the public.
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  • I've been an admirer of Lafayette since early childhood. Read several books and visited nearly every location on the eastern seaboard as he fought for and won our nations independence. Washington...  more »
  • This quiet but wonderful castle is a must-see for Americans in Auvergne. It's the birthplace of Lafayette and houses many of his treasures from the American Revolution including a lock of...  more »
  • Wonderful chateaux and gardens. Lovely period fittings and decorations. Good value. Recommended
  • Beautiful, to visit. The Park is splendid. Convenient for visitors the rental of accompanying devices in all languages to visit the Castle and explain the life of Lafayette, planning a good afternoon to visit. Parking available.
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