The castle was set on fire at the Lot-et-Garonne district in southwest France late Friday night, August 27, by the owner, a 61 year-old lady who apparently suffered from bi-polar disorder according to French news outlet Europe 1.
According to the woman’s son, earlier in the month the lady was hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital due to mental illness.
“Last Monday, people who stayed at the castle reported seeing my mother wandering around with a gun,” said the lady’s son.
On Monday, the woman confessed to starting the fire when questioned by police. She has since been returned to a mental institution for further treatment.