The Purnon Papers

Hidden for centuries and at risk of being lost forever, The Purnon Papers bring back to life 5 rare wallpapers uncovered at the château.


Welcome to Château de Purnon, an extraordinary Louis XVI chateau in Vienne, France. Practically preserved intact since its construction was completed in 1788, sadly today the château is in serious peril requiring an enormous restoration project to safeguard it for future generations.

Le Domaine

Set over 24 hectares of beautiful parkland, Château de Purnon gazes north over le forêt de Scevolles. Inside the Château’s stone walls lie stables, a chapel, the 17th century Moulin Bigeard and a rare éolienne Bollée.

Le Projet de Restauration

With the support of the Ministère de la Culture – Direction régionale des affaires culturelles de Nouvelle-Aquitaine we are restoring this beautiful domain, honouring its heritage & splendour.

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Support the restoraton project

Château de Purnon is currently in peril and in grave danger requiring urgent works to protect and save the monument. By making a donation you are aiding the preservation and restoration of this important monument. Every donation greatly assists the first stage of urgent works. Never in the history of the Château has it been more important to ensure it is saved.

With thanks

The restoration of Château de Purnon is possible with thanks to our generous partners:

Fondation du Patrimoine