Acc’d to this site, this residence was built in 1489 by our ancestor Lord François de Caumont for his wife Claude de Cardaillac. But they first lived @ Castelnaud which is where our Renald Rene La Force was supposed to have been born. With the revolution people like our Renald fled & this is what they left behind.
Acc’d to the site it was not only abandoned it was involved in a fire. Then a rich entrepreneur bought it & fixed it back up. Next, Josephine Baker bought it & did a little more work to it. It seems she was too generous with her money & ended up losing the place. Now it’s a museum mostly dedicated to her.