Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Castle of Lucens, SWITZERLAND

Yesterday, I received this beautiful postcard of Chateau de Lucens in Switzerland. It is a castle in the sender's home village. According to this site, the castle was rebuilt in the 12th century and sits on the hill right above the town. Owned by the Canton of Vaud until 1801, it was sold to private owners.

The most famous recent owner is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s son, Adrian. He lived there until his death in 1970. It is now owned by the Kohler family and they retain the castle for personal use. In 1965 Adrian Conan Doyle decided to create a museum to his father and his father’s greatest work, Sherlock Holmes. Originally set up in the castle, Sherlock Holmes Museum was moved in 2001 to the Maison Rouge Museum just below the Castle Lucens.

For more info of Lucens you can visit this official site. Thanks Sandro for this lovely card!

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