Le Château de Sceaux – Sceaux, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jcb94
N 48° 46.469 E 002° 18.045
31U E 448624 N 5402622
Quick Description: [FR] Actuellement, le château de Sceaux accueille le musée de l'Île-de-France créé en 1937. [EN] At present, the "château de Sceaux" welcomes the museum of the Ile-de-France created in 1937.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/1/2011 1:38:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMD04Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
Le domaine de Sceaux est acquis en 1670 par le ministre Colbert. Il sollicite l'architecte Perrault, déjà célèbre pour avoir travaillé au château de Versailles.
Il charge Lebrun (1619-1690) de tous les embellissements et demande à Le Nôtre (1613-1700) de lui dessiner un parc grandiose.
À la Révolution, le domaine, confisqué, est déclaré bien national. En 1798, le Directoire met Sceaux en vente. Un négociant de Saint-Malo, nommé Lecomte, achète le domaine.
Après sa mort, sa fille épouse en 1828 le marquis de Trévise, qui tente de rendre au domaine son éclat premier.
Le grand salon d’honneur, néo-Régence, et le grand escalier, orné de marbres polychromes, constituent les créations les plus spectaculaires du château.
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The domain of Sceaux is acquired in 1670 by Minister Colbert. Het) seeks the architect Perrault, already famous to have worked on the Palace of Versailles.
He charges Lebrun (1619-1690) with all the embellishments and ask "Le Nôtre" (1613-1700) to draw him a grand park.
In the Revolution, the domain, seized, is declared national property. In 1798, the "Directoire" puts on sale Seals. A trader of Saint-Malo, named Lecomte, buys the domain.
After her death, his daughter marries in 1828 the marquess of Trevise, who tries to return to the domain its first brightness.
The big lounge of honor, the neo-Regency, and the main staircase, decorated with polychromatic marble, constitute the most spectacular creations of the castle.
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