Château de Lassay

2014 Grant of $27,500—Dallas, New York, Washington Chapters

The history of the Château de Lassay is linked to a legend. The church on the site where the first château was built is the resting place of a saint who served as a model for the medieval author Chretien de Troyes' Sir Lancelot.

The first château was built in the end of the 11th century by the Baron de Mayenne to resist to his powerful neighbor, the Duke of Normandy, who had just conquered most of Great Britain.

The restoration of the Lavoisier tower, the largest of the five towers, built in the 15th century and never modified since was recently completed  after It’s roof was badly damaged by the 1999 storm.