The original château was torched in 1412 to punish owner Jean Marques for an act of sedition. He rebuilt a château and fortified mill on the site in the 1430s. During World War I the gallery was used as a hospital ward and during the Second War it was a means of escaping from the Nazi occupied zone on one side of the River Cher to the “free” zone on the opposite bank.
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The gunman who killed one policeman Thursday night on Paris’s Champs Élysées before he was shot dead was known to police and had been arrested in February on suspicion of planning to kill officers, before being released due to lack of evidence.
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A taciturn, tradition-minded former prime minister, François Fillon, emerged as the surprise front-runner in the first round of presidential primary voting among center-right candidates in France on Sunday, advancing to the second round next week against another former prime minister, Alain Juppé, who came in second.
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