Haunted French Château de Brissac
Europe is home to stunning antiques, historical monuments, and centuries-old paintings. Among these tourist sites stand out the most haunted places such as Poveglia Island, and Château de Brissac, considered the tallest castle in France.
The history of these places almost always contains a creepy story about former inhabitants whose unusual and violent death has caused their restless souls to haunt and terrorize people.
Château de Brissac, a castle located south of the city of Angers, in the Loire River Valley of France, was first built in the 11th century and later reconstructed in the 15th century by Charles II de Cossé, the first Duke of Brissac.
The Château de Brissac was infamous for being haunted by a resident ghost known as La Dame Verte or Green Lady, an unfaithful wife murdered by her husband who scares visitors.
This lady named Charlotte de Valois, supposedly cheated on her husband Jacques de Breze who caught her in the arms of another man. Outraged by anger, he killed them both. Her ghost is often seen in the castle, revealing herself to men.
There have been a number of sightings of the Green Lady by many guests who have been frightened by her ghostly appearance in green dress. Residents have become used to the strange noises in the night. Her favorite haunt is said to be the tower room of the chapel.
In the early hours, her moans could be heard throughout the castle. What is most terrifying and frightening is that her face is said to have gaping holes where her eyes and noses are supposed to be, something you would definitely be scared to see if you’re awakened at night, a shocking and ugly sight to behold.
For generations, the Duke of Brissac and his family have encountered the apparition of The Green Lady. This ghost is often seen walking in the tower room of the Châteaus’ chapel. The family is used to this sight but the ghost has startled many guests over the years.
Unless her restless spirit is avenged, the distraught ghost of Charlotte de Brissac appears destined to haunt the castle where her life was taken so violently, wailing and lamenting the death of her lover and cursing her murderous husband.
Today, Château de Brissac hosts many special events. Tours are provided and two suites are open to the public to spend the night.
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