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Château de Beaufort - Goudet - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D2-20
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The Château de Beaufort is a ruined castle located along the upper reaches of the Loire River in France. It is near the village of Goudet in the département of Haute-Loire, in the Auvergne region. It was built in the 13th century and modified in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Built for surveillance and domination of the Loire valley, the castle provides an interesting example of how a 13th-century feudal castle could be adapted to the evolution of military construction, notable with the development of artillery. During the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of Religion it was of historical importance but after the French Revolution, it fell victim to a gradual abandonment which reduced it to the state of ruin.

Robert Louis Stevenson stopped here on his trip documented in Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879).

"In this pleasant humour I came down the hill to where Goudet stands in a green end of a valley, with Château Beaufort opposite upon a rocky steep, and the stream, as clear as crystal, lying in a deep pool between them."

Day 2 of 12 - Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille to Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

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My new home from outside.
 

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Then I'll huff, and I'll puff by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Quite an amazing structure, a barn I am guessing on the Cham de l’Hermet.

Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D9-07: Day 9 of 13 – Le Pont de Montvert to Florac: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
Wow that IS remarkable construction. The archway has sagged down from the wall above but still looks like it could survive many more hundreds of years.
 

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Wina House Chambres d'hôtes
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Whilst this chambres d'hôtes just looks, well old (it was built in 1851) the interior photos do tell another story. In hindsight, this may have been a good overnight accommodation choice.

Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D10-09: Day 10 of 12 – Florac to Gare de Cassagnas: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (#GR70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

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