Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Castle of Chaville

Castle Chaville was a splendid castle in the town of Chaville, whose sumptuous gardens was known in the seventeenth century. The castle belonged to Michel Le Tellier, Louvois father. The estate was acquired by Louis XIV himself, in 1696, for her son, my lord, to attach it to the castle of Meudon. Thus, the parks of Versailles and Meudon Chaville became one.
The castle of the Grand Siècle was destroyed in 1764, and a new castle was rebuilt the same year, 160 meters north-west to the Count de Tessé, by the brilliant architect Étienne-Louis Boullée, who also oversees the transformation the small English park with building factories.

The layout of some paths and the many ponds are the only remains today.


The Town

Itineraries and transport

Chapter I, the world of Castle

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