Maisons-Lafitte castle

2011-10-01
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IMG_9770 In 1629 Renéde Longueil inherits a land in Maisons. His wife, Madeleine Boulenc de Crèvecoeur was very wealthy. He has a new castle built...
In 1629 Renéde Longueil inherits a land in Maisons. His wife, Madeleine Boulenc de Crèvecoeur was very wealthy. He has a new castle built…
IMG_9773 In 1877 the moat was partly filled and the size of the courtyard was reduced. The body of the castle is actually narrow: the other side of the castle can easily...
In 1877 the moat was partly filled and the size of the courtyard was reduced. The body of the castle is actually narrow: the other side of the castle can easily…
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IMG_9856 The castle was really built for 4 people: Longueil and his wife, the King, and the Queen. However, Madeleine Boulenc de Crèvecoeur died before the...
The castle was really built for 4 people: Longueil and his wife, the King, and the Queen. However, Madeleine Boulenc de Crèvecoeur died before the…
IMG_9860 3 orders of columns: doric on the ground floor.
3 orders of columns: doric on the ground floor.
IMG_9861 3 orders of columns: ionic on the first floor.
3 orders of columns: ionic on the first floor.
IMG_9862 3 orders of columns: Corinthian on the second floor.
3 orders of columns: Corinthian on the second floor.
IMG_9864 The castle has 2 main storeys, however there are actually 10 storeys in the castle: 2 below the ground level; the 2 main storeys are actually divided such that...
The castle has 2 main storeys, however there are actually 10 storeys in the castle: 2 below the ground level; the 2 main storeys are actually divided such that…
IMG_9866 The moat was never filled with water; it is wide enough to let much light penetrate the 2 floors below the ground level.
The moat was never filled with water; it is wide enough to let much light penetrate the 2 floors below the ground level.
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