The castle of the favorite

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He would probably have remained anonymous, if he had not taken in a famous hostess who was to permeate the place, Madame de Maintenon, mistress and favorite of Louis XIV. From the beginning of their relationship, the castle was enlarged and embellished by major works financed by the king and became a quasi-royal domain. The garden, designed by André Le Nôtre, bears witness to this in particular.


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