The most famous academy of the PAF is back. This Saturday, October 15 is broadcast season 10 of Star Academy with Nikos Aliagas, faithful conductor of the program, on TF1. Twenty years after the very first edition, the cult program of the 2000s has had a facelift and is back with several new features.

Sponsored by the English artist Robbie Williams, Star Academy welcomes this year 13 apprentice singers dreaming of having the same career as Jenifer, Nolwenn Leroy, Élodie Frégé, Grégory Lemarchal or Quentin Mosimann. With Michael Goldmann as the new director, he will be supported by five new teachers (in dance, sport, singing, theater and scenic expression) and two coaches (including Lucie Bernardoni, finalist for season 4) to accompany the candidates.

Before discovering their faces, these new tenants will live in community for two months at the Château des Eaux-Vives, located in Dammarie-Les-Lys in Seine-et-Marne. A mythical place that has made the reputation of the town thanks to the Star Ac. But, do you really know all the secrets of this incredible fortress?

Originally a white building, the Château des Eaux-Vives was built between the 1760s and 1780s by Jacques Gondouin, the architect of King Louis XV. Damaged by fire during the First World War, the building was rebuilt with red brick. Before welcoming the first candidates, this building was proposed in 1999 to become the National Center for Rugby.

In 2001, Jenifer, Jean-Pascal and their comrades were the first to cross the steps of the famous academy, training the artists of tomorrow. And, for the record, the castle of Dammarie-Les-Lys has 13 rooms within its walls. 21 years later, new candidates will follow in their footsteps, guided by host Karima Charni (ex-candidate of season 4) after the launch party, live on TF1.

On social networks, several Internet users have gone hunting to discover the new decoration of the castle. What will she look like this season? Take the guided tour through our slideshow.