Urgent renovation !
The “Château de Vigny” is today in a state of peril. All of the outbuildings are in a state of ruin. The castle itself, as well as the mansion of life County, all of them from the XVIth century are in process of rescue “in extremis”.
Indeed, it was abandoned for fifteen years, a new host, much less funny, settled there and took a “squatting expansion” of the most important: the dry rot …
It is a vast project for this castle which contains more than 160 rooms.
What is the dry rot ?
The dry rot is a parasitic fungus that causes significant damage. The fungus attacks all types of wood but is known to favour wetter wood.
The dry rot develops discretely and only appears when the invasion is significant. It can be seen once the wood changes colour and crumbles due to the disappearance of the cellulose.
This is why the priority of the renovation of the castel is to eliminate this parasitic fungus.
In time …
Castle Vigny almost ruinous state.
Emergency restoration work is required … Work on the roof is carried out to stop the infiltration of water and the drying out inside the buildings. Treatment of the dry rot. Disassembly, conservation and treatment of the historical elements.
Rehabilitation of the covered enclosure with the emptying of moats (flooded basements). It is necessary to urgently resume work on the following: All structures and floors. The frame and the roof. Elements of the facade decoration, ornaments and spikes of the roof in their version of the 16th and 19th century. More than 300 windows in a deplorable state. The clos to put an end to the infiltration and to stop the moisture favourable to dry rot.
The conservation of greenhouses and other common areas. Preservation of the Manor of the County, the Orangery and the entrance pavilions, the greenhouses.