The Château de Purnon is a vast estate located near Verrue, a village of 400 residents, situated in South-East France on the edge of the Forest of Scévollees. A grand alley of 2km traverses the forest and provides a monumental view from the château grounds.
Constructed between 1772 and 1791 for Antoine-Charles Achard, Marquis de la Haye (1737-1816). The château is built in a classic French style flanked by two enormous outbuildings made in tufa stone and ocher plaster with remarkable charpente in the style of Philibert Delorme. In 1893, the castle was purchased for only the second time in its history by the Marquis de Rochequairie until it was sold to the current owners.
The château and the two main outbuildings, the moat and terraces as well as the northern entrance gates are all classified as Historical Monuments since May 10, 1995. The gate of the main courtyard to the north of the castle, the Moulin Bigeard, the vegetable garden, the wind turbine and its reservoir were listed as Historic Monuments on December 11, 1992.