Château de Champs-sur-Marne, Champs-sur-Marne

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Historic Site
The Château de Champs, at Champs-sur-Marne was built in its present form for the treasurer Charles Renouard de la Touane in 1699 by Pierre Bullet, architecte du roi. After the first proprietor's bankruptcy, another financier, Paul Poisson de Bourvalais, took up the project. Jean-Baptiste Bullet de Chamblain, the son of Pierre Bullet, finished Champs in 1706.Ten years later, Paul Poisson was in the Bastille on charges of embezzlement and the château was seized by the Crown. In 1718, it was sold to the princesse de Conti, natural daughter of King Louis XIV of France and his first official mistress, Louise de La Vallière. That same year, however, the princess cancelled a debt by deeding Champs to her first cousin, the duc de la Vallière. When the duke died in 1739, he left the château to his son and heir, the famous bibliophile, Louis César de La Baume Le Blanc. The new duc de La Vallière was later to become a trusted friend of King Louis XV and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour.Around 1750, the duke added a beautiful rococo salon chinois (Chinese salon) to the château with wall paintings by noted artist Christophe Huet. At the château, Louis César entertained many of the famous writers of the day, including Diderot, Voltaire, d'Alembert and François-Augustin de Paradis de Moncrif, with whom he also corresponded regularly.
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  • I didn't know the history of this castle before going there the first time. The tour is very interesting and these tablets in each piece rich in information. Kids also love to visit the period pieces and are impressed by the huge canvases and the proportions of the parts. The Park is also superb (must go to the orangerie). I highly recommend!
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  • The Park is huge and very well maintained. Full size a real Museum, visiting the Castle will take you centuries back. Access to the Park is free while a small contribution and requested for the visit of the Castle. I don't get tired of my walks in the Park each year when the beautiful days come!
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  • We got into this beautiful Palace and park ensemble of Champs-sur-Marne "(Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne) on the first Sunday of April. I want to say immediately that 1 Sunday a month-free entry ... In a normal day ticket costs 8 euro ... Castle of Champs-sur-Marne-was built in the year 1703 architect Pierre Boulle and his son. It is often visited by the Princess of conti, a cousin of Louis XIV, Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV a. .. .... The owner of the manor in 1718, came in the Bastille on charges of embezzlement of State funds, and the Palace was given to the bastard daughter of King Louis XIV and Louise de la Valliere-Mary-Anne de Bourbon-Conti, which was not slow to pass it in payment of the debts of his cousin, Duke de Laval'eru. When Laval'erah the interiors of the Palace were decorated in the Rococo style; Since July, 1757-January 1759 BC. resided in the Palace of the Marquis de Pompadour, potrativshaja on his arrangement of 000000 200 livres. In a revolution, as it should be, everything was destroyed and is now sold out. The last owner, connoisseur of Antiquities restored the mansion only at the end of 19 century. His son then gave the castle to the State and sold him furniture, in 1935. Charles de Gaulle in 1959 g. ordered restored Champs-sur-Marne so that there were visiting France with visits of the heads of foreign States and until 1974 the castle of Champs-sur-Marne was guest of the residence of the Presidents of the Republic. In 1974, the Palace became a public museum. Because of the difficulty of access to Versailles and other Royal residences it is in Champs-sur-Marne are traditionally held shooting films on subjects from history. Large and well-maintained Park (about 85 ha ..) are all very nice ... and I imagine as a month when all will bloom is fabulously beautiful.
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  • It is a hidden gem. I have been to Versailles, Le Louvre, and many other old palaces in and near Paris before, but only this morning did I have the true pleasure of visiting Chateau Champs-sur-Marne. I love it because it is small (everything is relative) and gorgeously designed. The architecture is stately yet lovable. One could imagine what it must have been like when the Princess de Conti lived there. Or when one of the Heads of States stayed there during the Charles de Gaulle era of the 1930's to 1960's. The gardens and parks are exquisite. No wonder many movies were made there pretending it was Versailles. I spent 3 hours there and look forward to visiting it again.
  • Beautiful place
  • Very beautiful castle, beautiful collections of objects and furniture to cabinetry are presented in pieces retracing the life of noblemen in the 18th century
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  • Less than 30 minutes east of Paris, it is a beautiful 17th century castle in perfect condition. Access to the gardens is free. It is also very pleasant to stroll along the Marne.
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  • The castle is very nice to visit, but the garden are still better :)
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