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French Royal Palaces (except Versailles)
« on: August 17, 2005, 05:12:41 AM »
I thought that we simply must have a thread for the beautiful chateaux of France. Now, since plenty of very nice people have put pics of Versailles on the Louis XIV thread, there is no need for more here - but anything else, feel free to add: Chambord, Blois, Fountainebleu etc!

Here's one of Chambord:

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Re: French Royal Palaces (except Versailles)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2005, 05:13:59 AM »
And one of Fountainebleu:

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2005, 05:39:18 AM »
They'e beautoful Prince! Thanks for posting them! Who does Chambord belong to? I know it was inherited by Roberto I of Parma but I gather his descendants lost it to the French government or something like that...

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Re: French Royal Palaces (except Versailles)
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2005, 06:01:34 AM »
No prob, cimbrio! Here's a list of everyone who has owned/lived in Chambord:

# Francois I who had it built, and only lived there for 6 months.
# Henri II, Francois II, Charles IX, Henri III.
# Henri IV, Louis XIII who left the chateau in dereliction.
# Gaston d'Orleans (who received it as a gift from Louis XIII) saved the chateau from ruin by carrying out much restoration.
# Louis XIV, who liked to visit the chateau to hunt, and enjoy pastoral Court life.
# Louis XV, who had his father-in-law, Stanislas Leszczynski, King of Poland, who had been stripped of his throne, live there from 1725 to 1733.
# Marshal Maurice de Saxe from 1745 to 1750 (Louis XV gave him Chambord to reward his courage during the Battle of Fontenoy).
# The 15th Cohort of the Legion of Honor (thanks to Napoleon I).
# Marshal Berthier, the future prince of Wagram (gift from Napoleon).
# Charles X in 1830.
# Henri V, Duke of Bordeaux, future Count of Chambord.
# Prince Elie de Bourbon-Parme (by inheritance in 1910).
Since his descendants were of Austrian nationality, the chateau was sequestered during World War I.
# Henri de Bourbon, Count of Paris.

The French government the purchased it for 11 million Francs, and conducted extensive reparations work from 1947-77.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2005, 06:27:20 AM »
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# Louis XV, who had his father, Stanislas Leszczynski, King of Poland, who had been stripped of his throne, live there from 1725 to 1733.


...father-in-law... ;)

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2005, 07:34:45 AM »
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...father-in-law... ;)


Sorry Lisa, typo.
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Re: French Royal Palaces (except Versailles)
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2005, 10:32:52 AM »
View of Blois from the courtyard:

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2005, 11:27:18 AM »
Official  site about the Fontainebleau castel (only in French, sorry!)
http://www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr/
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2005, 04:43:31 PM »
What a coincidence this thread has been set up. I've just returned from a trip to the Loire valley. Just marvellous!!!

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Re: French Royal Palaces (except Versailles)
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2005, 06:10:11 PM »


http://www.chateauversailles.fr/

The Château de Versailles was built by one of the King Louis'. It was originally a hunting lodge for the king and then rooms were added later on, including the famous hall of mirrors.

http://www.daysofroyalty.com/
This site includes links to all of the famous palaces of the world, including the Peterhof Palace in Russia.
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Re: French Royal Palaces (except Versailles)
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2005, 08:56:19 AM »
Those pics are fab, Helene! Here's one of the Louvre - at least this was one that I have actually been too!



And another:



And one for the road!

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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2005, 02:12:26 PM »
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Beautiful pictures everyones :D

Silja what castles have you seen ? Do you have pictures :) ?



No, unfortunately I haven't got any pictures. No scanner or anything of the sort. I'm quite backward regarding my computer system.

I've been to Blois, Chaumont, Cheverny, Chambord, Amboise, Chenonceau, Loches, Villandry, and Azay-le-Rideau.

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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2006, 06:30:14 PM »
Does anyone have any pictures or diagrams of the old chateau de Tuileries and where it was in relation to the Louvre and the jardins de Tuileries? The last time I was in Paris, my husband and I walked all over the Tuileries gardens and the Louvre trying to figure out where exactly the old palace was before it was burnt and torn down in the 1870's.  I have not been able to find a diagram that was helpful. (For those who are familiar with Paris, I am sure this is a stupid request; please be indulgent with a benighted North American.)

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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2006, 02:16:47 AM »
Hey there, here's a site which contains a handful of pics of the old Tuileries along with photos of other Parisian landmarks damaged by the Commune.
http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec/siege/landscapes.html For the relational concept, try here http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Louvre.png





I too stood in the Jardin des Tuileries for ages when i was in Paris in '03 wondering where this great monument of the 19th century stood. Mind you, i didn't know much about it all then.
The third link contains some redevelopment proposals of the Tuileries. How exciting they're thinking of rebuilding it!!  ;D :D

-Hope this helps
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Re: French Royal Palaces (except Versailles)
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2006, 08:05:17 AM »
Excellent! Thanks, Mili. Those are great photos! Now I have more of a sense where it was in relation to the gardens. It was really a magnificent place; too bad it was destroyed.