Revered chateau razed by mistake

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 5:06 a.m.

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 140,000-square-foot manor and raze a small building on the same estate in southwest France mixed them up.

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Front Section, Pages 6 on 12/06/2012