Friday, 18 January 2013

The castle of Les Boulayes

The castle Les Boulayes has been built in Chatres, in Seine-et-Marne, it is inspired by Thun hotel, built in 1771 by Étienne-Louis Boullée the Chaussée d'Antin.

The castle is a rectangular white to a ground floor surmounted by a floor, the roof was worn originally by a light frame with small wooden Philibert Delorme.

The facades are made of uniform repetition of the same span with a colossal order of Corinthian pilasters identical on all four sides. In total, there are 42 pillars determining 38 spans thirteen on the main façades and six on the side façades. The traditional focus in the center of the facade is reduced by a mere projection defining a forebody five bays, barely perceptible, which was originally surmounted by a pediment. The berries are lucky arched windows on the ground floor and the first floor rectangular cross.

Although introduced to a rich clientele financial Nicolas-Claude Girardin built between 1777 and 1779 for the Genoese banker Octave-Pie Giambone building Rue de Bondy known today under the name of hotel Rosanbo2.

Giambone married Marie-Louise de Marny, one of the mistresses of Louis XV at the Parc-aux-Cerfs. They had a daughter, Catherine Adelaide (1766-1824), who married Jean Claude François Bélanger (or Bellanger) (1757-1830), colonel, "as Lieutenant of bodyguards," a high official of the Royal Household, very nice man who was a protégé of Ms. Barry.


The town

Itineraries and transport

Chapter I, the world of Castle

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