Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Names and Castles
François Ier and the castle of Ecouen
For there the streets, suburbs, forests and woods that line the outskirts of Paris, small treasures such as castles-like Gothic, Renaissance, Neo-Renaissance, the very people who, during their lives were housed Alexandre Dumas, for example the castle of Monte Cristo, Louis XIV at Versailles, Louis VI the castle of Queen Blanche, the princes of the Castle of St. Eusebio Vigny, Families Orgemont Montmorency at the castle of Chantilly,
there, on the outskirts of a city, a short distance, deep in a forest on the edge of a village, the castles surprise, delight, through their paces senses impenetrable, yet immaculate, through which you can read, hear a horse, a command, a carriage, sculptors at work ... How many have managed to ignite the splendor, agreements, disagreements, balls, joys, sorrows, long historical moments ....
The ennivrence, senses, too, did spring from the authors tract material, immaterial, inventions, quotes, a set, a juxtaposition of events that did in ancient times, the irrevocable continuation flow, the from technological, human, was born that today many more things, material and immaterial ....
Kings closer to us, threw their reasons, their fantastic, their vested, even if the excesses clashing their dreams, their passions ... They made all major decisions born of great ways ....
Dreams, some may be still be discovered, others imagined, as the machine of Marly, which was built directly on the river carries the water fountains, pumps, future, future engines to mechanical gait gave birth to Louis XIV, had to live with obstinacy. Time was short for her, other projects such as aqueducts, aqueduct, running and still run over long miles without a drop flakes, precious drops of water in a time, at all times shall I say, the very one who brings life ....
- Alexandre Dumas and the castle of Monte-Christo:
The castle of Monte Cristo, and park remains of Alexandre Dumas, is located on the hill of Port-Marly, from Marly-le-Roi and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. A stroll in the park and a castle tour you will discover the universe of the writer through a collection of engravings, paintings and reproductions.
- Louis XIV and the castle of Versailles:
Classified for 30 years as World Heritage of Humanity, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest achievements of French art in the seventeenth century. The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was converted and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who installed the court and the government of France in 1682. Until the French Revolution, the Kings have followed one another, take turns embellishing the castle.
- Louis VI and the castle of the Reine Blanche (white queen):
Part owner of the ponds from 1293, Pierre de Chambly, Lord of Viarmes built a building flanked by four turrets corbelled. It is therefore the name of the Lodge of Viarmes. Flanked by a mill in the late Middle Ages, it serves as home to the miller throughout the eighteenth century.7.
VI Louis Henri de Bourbon-Condé, to become new owner of the ponds, supported in 1825 the architect, Victor Dubois, to convert the old mill into a meeting place for hunting. The building is an example for France very early Gothic Revival
- The Family of Montmorency and the castle of Vigny:
This large Gothic castle, flanked by five towers and flanked by ditches, was acquired November 8, 1867 by Vitali family of the counts, princes Sant'Eusebio. Although the state of abandonment and bordering on ruin, the building had belonged to the better world ... Ancient manor existing before the XI century, it was sold in 1504 by Francesca Simon Rouvray Saint Georges I ° Cardinal d'Amboise, chaplain of Louis XI and the first minister of Louis XII. This will rebuild the castle will remain in his family until 1555. It will then the Constable de Montmorency and his descendants (1555-1694)
- the Family of Orgemont-Montmorency and the castle of chantilly:
From 1386 to 1897, the estate was handed down to various branches of the same family, but never sold.
The Orgemont (fourteenth-fifteenth century), Montmorency (XV-XVII century), one of the most powerful families in the kingdom, which has greatly contributed to its development, particularly at the time of the Constable Anne (1493-1567), familiar kings Francis I and Henry II, who built the Castle by Jean Little Bullant, then the Bourbon-Condé (XVII-XVIII century), cousins of the kings of France, the most famous, the Grand Conde, was drawing the park by André Le Nôtre, finally Henri d'Orleans, Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), son of King Louis-Philippe.