What a nice Renaissance manor from Anjou! You know what? A legend says that the ghost of the lady of Raguin, wife of a lord who caught her with her lover, still haunts the castle… Absolutely furious, he killed her right away. Hey, it looks like the ghost story of the neighbouring castle of Brissac, isn’t it?
We saw this legend in the book Candé ancien et moderne by Perron-Gelineau (1886): just before the French Revolution, in the castle, 3 priests were in a room and red religious texts. Suddenly, a ghost appeared, stiffened in his shroud! Deadly silence… until one of the priest said:
- Err, so, ghost… what do you want?
The spirit coughed and answered:
- Well, I left a painting, in the castle… a pretty obscene painting. I didn’t have the time to destroy it. Do you want to do it, for me? So I could have some rest for eternity…
The priest thought about it, then he promised to do it. The 3 chaps went to to the place the ghost told them to go, found the painting (oh my gosh, it was reaaaally awful) and burnt it. Since that time, this ghost left people alone!