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18th-Century Chateau Accidentally Demolished in France


PARIS (AP) — Residents of a sleepy French village in Bordeaux have been left dumbfounded after discovering their local 18th-century chateau was completely bulldozed “by mistake.”

The mayor’s office in Yvrac said Wednesday that workers who were hired to renovate the grand 13,000-square-meter (140,000-square-foot) manor and raze a small building on the same estate in southwest France mixed them up.

The mayor has ordered an investigation, and the owner of the chateau, a Russian magnate, has promised to build an exact replica. 


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