Helena KOSKENRANTA
BONCOEUR
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Château de Maisons- Maisons-Laffitte

Castle de Maisons seen from the gardens beside the Seine riverIn Château de Maisons located in Maisons-Laffitte, a half an hour West of Paris, we can appreciate the mansion of a rich Lord built in the middle of the 17th century. In fact this castle is the first example of French classicism that was fully developed afterwards in Versailles.

A very pleasant tour proposed to you in the castle ordered by René Longueuil, Superintendent of Finances. Longueuil received here in Maisons-Laffitte the young king, Louis XIV, with his mother the Regent Anne of Austria. The castle was built by François Mansart, the great uncle of Jules Hardouin-Mansart who will later become the great architect of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Discover King’s apartments and his famous cabinet of mirrors!

After or before the visit possibility to have lunch in a typical French restaurant with a cuisine du terroir!


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