Monday, 8 April 2013

The Domain of Jossigny

The Castle and the Domain of Jossigny is a castle rockery style of the eighteenth century, located in the town of Jossigny in the French department of Seine-et-Marne, not far of  Chessy in Marne-la-Vallée (Disneyland).

The castle was built in 1753 Jossigny for Claude Francois Leconte of graviers, advise the Fifth Chamber of the Parliament of Paris Investigations by the architect Jacques Hardouin-Mansart de Sagonne (° 1711 - † 1778), the last of the illustrious dynasty of Mansart. Located 32 kilometers east of Paris and 6 kilometers south of Lagny-sur-Marne, it is one of the most perfect examples of the Treaty of Charles Etienne Briseux, The art of building houses country, published in Paris in 1743.It is also a valuable record of the architecture of a house rockery in the middle of the eighteenth century in all she has of more charming and picturesque. Addition to his architect, Jossigny ranks among the recently identified the great decorator rockery Nicolas Pineau (° 1684 - † 1754) achievements.
The current castle is largely based the layout of the buildings of the castle seventeenth century, namely three pavilions for the main house, plus two side pavilions for the chapel on the left and the kitchen on the right. The courtyard is bordered on either side, an orangery to the right, south, and horse stables on the left side facing the backyard which is organized around the rest of the common.

For elevations, Mansart Sagonne was inspired on the 70 proposals of Briseux, boards 25 the court and 29 for  to the garden. He did not come to a servile copy but an interpretation capable of satisfying the customer.

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