About La Gane Castle
The Château de la Gane is an historic castle in Saint-Exupéry-les-Roches, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France built in 1286 for Pierre-André de la Ganne.
The western tower was built in the 15th or 16th century. It was inherited by Guillaume de La Brosse in 1432. In 1510, it was acquired by Antoine Andrieu, a bourgeois who married into the nobility and was subsequently ennobled.
La Gane Castle history
The castle was founded in 1286 by Pierre-André de la Ganne. Composite building, the castle has several parts from different eras arranged in the shape of a square.
To the west, a round tower from the end of the 15th or the beginning of the 16th century, flanked by a turret enclosing a spiral staircase, houses a chapel covered with a vault with radiating ribs. The interior was covered with neo-Gothic paneling. To the east, the rectangular main building dates from the same period. It is flanked by a square staircase turret, internally screwed. It has three floors with exposed joist ceilings.
In 1772, it was acquired by Jean-Joseph de Parel d’Espeiruc de la Chatonie and the main building was extended, on the south side, by a lower wing.
In 1804, it was acquired by Louis-Paul de Selve de Bity. After this the tower and the main building were reunited, probably in place of a missing connecting element.
La Gane Castle today
The castle was listed in the inventory of Historical Monuments in December 1980.
Getting to La Gane Castle
The easiest way to reach La Gane Castle is by driving, the castle approach is just off the D45.