I’ve featured doors from Villersexel before on Thursday Doors, as well as the chateau that distinguishes this town of under 2,000 residents. In 1871, the French and the Prussians battled here, during which time the mostly-timber chateau was destroyed by fire. In the same year, the owner looked for an architect working with more fire-resistant materials, choosing the young Gustave Eiffel (yes, that Eiffel) who was working with iron. Shall I say that Eiffel developed into a towering talent? Perhaps not.
At any rate, the chateau is completely furnished in this period. Lafayette reportedly lived in the current Chateau, while Charles De Gaulle and Winston Churchill both stayed there. However, most of the people live in less exalted homes, yet homes with interesting doors. These three represent three different sorts of doors, something for everyone.
The colorfully elegant…