On July 14 2012 I met a historian, who was preparing the Heritage Days 2012 (on September 15 and 16) for Morsan. He told me complete bullshit about the last Marquis le Sens de Morsan. He said, the Prussians destroyed the castle and thats why it is all 19th century now and the last Marquis Le Sens de Morsan died because he was so sad about it. That’s complete bullshit. True is, the castle is mainly 18th century. There is only a very small part that was destroyed in the 19th century. The Marquis made a new stairway and new parquet on ground floor, that’s it, and that didn’t ruin him. The last Marquis de Morsan was constantly organizing parties, balls, hunts and he was gambling. He lost his money because he was throwing it down the drain with both hands. He wasn’t even that sad. After all he has had a wonderful life, he sold most of his land and the furniture of the castle in the 1930s when he was already very old. He had no family. So yes, he might have been lonesome in the end, but not because of the evil Prussians. My favourite neighbour’s father bought a wooden trunk very cheap and several people bought the land for a song. The Marquis owned 100 hectars. Now the castle property is 4 hectars.
Anyways, they don’t open the church de la Trinité in Morsan very often. Good idea to visit it on Heritage Day.