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Some 6,500 internet users responded to the initiative to make the collective takeover of France's La Mothe-Chandeniers with at least 51 Euros, and are now the castle's owners

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Aerial view of the ruined castle of La Mothe-Chandeniers, in Les Trois-Moutiers, central western France. Profimedia, AFP

Specialized in the rescue of old stones, the crowdfunding site Dartagnans.fr and the association Adopte un chateau launched at the end of October the collective takeover, via internet and by mutual agreement, of the 13th century ruined castle of La Mothe-Chandeniers ruins in Les Trois-Moutiers, central western France, for 500,000 euros.

A part of the ruined castle of La Mothe-Chandeniers, in Les Trois-Moutiers, central western France. Profimedia, AFP

As a result, some 6,500 internet users responded to the initiative with at least 51 Euros, and are now the castle‘s owners. They plan to restore the building.

Aerial view of the ruined castle of La Mothe-Chandeniers, in Les Trois-Moutiers, central western France. Profimedia, AFP

The co-proprietors could also begin moving to the castle from early following year after rebuilding work is finished, liveleak.com states.

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