Château d'Haroué

Haroué, France

Château d'Haroué was built between 1720 and 1732 by Germain Boffrand during the period when Lorraine was independent of France, for Marc de Beauvau, prince de Craon, viceroy of Tuscany and constable of Lorraine.

Surprisingly, the architect had to integrate into his plans the four towers and moat of an older medieval château, a consideration for medieval buildings which was unusual for the classicist period. Le château's design also symbolises a year: 365 windows, 52 fireplaces, 12 towers (several included in the buildings) and 4 bridges crossing the moat.

The decoration was largely entrusted to artists from Lorraine : Jean Lamour (1698–1771) for the gates, balconies and staircases, Pillement (1698–1771) for the painted decoration of one of the towers, Barthélemy Guibal (1699–1757), sculptor of the fountains of place Stanislas at Nancy, for the statuary. The park was designed by Emilio Terry.



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Founded: 1720-1723
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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Philippe A (2 years ago)
Visite effectuée avec une guide. Beaucoup d'informations données mais trop brouillon a min goût. Joli château quand même.
Vincent hanegraaf (4 years ago)
Great. Only sad they don't have a real English speaker around the building. Edit: Thanks and otherwise strange response. Based on what ruling. I deleted, but sad that you don't allow to show your history. I deleted all asked pictures. Also - 1 star for your question
Danielle Roberts (5 years ago)
Tapestries from Alexander the great hang on the walls
JOvi Ein (5 years ago)
Nice palace. But working hours not suitable for tourists. Just few dalys per week and only for big groups... O
Konrad Skura (6 years ago)
Beautiful interiors, very nice garden.
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