30 septembre 2009

Maisons-Laffitte Castle, Yvelines, France

Maisons-Laffitte Castle This Castle is located in Maison-Laffitte town , western suburbs of Paris . Around 1636, René de Longueil  ( President of the Parliament of Paris) decided to build a castle in his family property at Maisons-Sur-Seine. This French Classical Style Castle was designed by the architect François Mansart & was inaugurated in 1651 in the presence of Anne d'Autriche & her son Louis XIV ( 12 yrs old).  Upto 1777,  this castle was in the hands of Longueil Family. Later it was bought by Charles... [Lire la suite]
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