Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The Castle of Ponchartrain

Castle Pontchartrain is located in the town of Jouars-Pontchartrain, in the department of Yvelines, France.

The western end of the field (beyond the pond) is located in the commune of Tremblay-sur-Mauldre.

From 1325 or 1330 manor is mentioned to become Pontem Cartonencem Pontchartrain.

In the sixteenth century, this manor, which could be at the location of the right wing of the castle, was probably left to farmers while a new house was built on the site of the current left wing.
In 1598 it was acquired by Antoine de Buade de Frontenac, "captain of the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, St. James and La Muette".
His son Henry married Anne Phélypeaux Pontchartrain and sold in 1609 to Phélypeaux Paul (1569-1621), King's Counsel in 1610, founder of the branch of the family Phélypeaux Pontchartrain, who kept two centuries.
His son Louis I Phélypeaux had built the main building between 1633 and 1662, whose attribution to François Mansart is unfounded.


The Town

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