Château d'Ambleville

Ambleville, France

The Château d'Ambleville is a French Renaissance style château located within the regional park of Vexin. The gardens are classified among the Notable Gardens of France.

The château was built in the 16th century for the seigneurs of Ambleville and Villarceaux by architect Jean Grappin, on the foundations of a medieval castle on the banks of the Aubette. In the 17th century, the house was acquired by the Duke of Villeroy, Nicolas V, the Ambassador of France to Medicis. He created a garden in the Florentine style. The house was purchased in 1893 by Charles Sedelmeyer (1837–1925), who restored the chateau and added a theater and Venetian chimneys and balconies. In 1928 the new owner, the Marquise de Villefranche, remade the gardens after those of the recently restored gardens of the Villa Gamberaia in Florence. Today they offer one of the best examples of an Italian Renaissance garden in France.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

olivier dupas (11 months ago)
One of the three water towers. An exterior visit that changes according to the seasons. To renew. And the interior as well guided by the master of the place is a treat. Originality, humor, everything is a pretext to learn and appreciate. To consume without moderation.
pratanu banerjee (12 months ago)
Château and Estate of Ambleville is excellent .. the estate is awesome. institute of performing art and mind power development admires ambleville.. you are truly extraordinary!!!!
Philippe Cantié (13 months ago)
Unfriendly welcome. Exorbitant price, especially on this Heritage Day. The gardens, copies of Italian gardens, are not unpleasant but have clearly suffered from confinement or a lack of care. Visit of the castle to avoid. Furniture unrelated to history. Few, dark and poorly maintained rooms. No charm. The most beautiful, the Renaissance facade is visible from outside the estate. Like an impression of having been taken over. And yet there is great potential here that just begs to be highlighted. Pity.
MATHILDE (14 months ago)
Top !!! Places discovered completely by chance a really original castle in its own juice not touristy not stuffy welcome at the top and really atypical interior visit the children were amazed. For the original price and close to recommended
Ekaterina Mitchell (2 years ago)
A must see place! Gorgeous gardens
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Kraków Cloth Hall

The Cloth Hall in Kraków dates to the Renaissance and is one of the city's most recognizable icons. It is the central feature of the main market square in the Kraków Old Town (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978).

The hall was once a major centre of international trade. Traveling merchants met there to discuss business and to barter. During its golden age in the 15th century, the hall was the source of a variety of exotic imports from the east – spices, silk, leather and wax – while Kraków itself exported textiles, lead, and salt from the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Kraków was Poland's capital city and was among the largest cities in Europe already from before the time of the Renaissance. However, its decline started with the move of the capital to Warsaw in the very end of the 16th century. The city's decline was hastened by wars and politics leading to the Partitions of Poland at the end of the 18th century. By the time of the architectural restoration proposed for the cloth hall in 1870 under Austrian rule, much of the historic city center was decrepit. A change in political and economic fortunes for the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria ushered in a revival due to newly established Legislative Assembly or Sejm of the Land. The successful renovation of the Cloth Hall, based on design by Tomasz Pryliński and supervised by Mayor Mikołaj Zyblikiewicz, Sejm Marshal, was one of the most notable achievements of this period.

The hall has hosted many distinguished guests over the centuries and is still used to entertain monarchs and dignitaries, such as Charles, Prince of Wales and Emperor Akihito of Japan, who was welcomed here in 2002. In the past, balls were held here, most notably after Prince Józef Poniatowski had briefly liberated the city from the Austrians in 1809. Aside from its history and cultural value, the hall still is still used as a center of commerce.

On the upper floor of the hall is the Sukiennice Museum division of the National Museum, Kraków. It holds the largest permanent exhibit of the 19th-century Polish painting and sculpture, in four grand exhibition halls arranged by historical period and the theme extending into an entire artistic epoch. The museum was upgraded in 2010 with new technical equipment, storerooms, service spaces as well as improved thematic layout for the display.

The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art was a major cultural venue from the moment it opened on October 7, 1879. It features late Baroque, Rococo, and Classicist 18th-century portraits and battle scenes by Polish and foreign pre-Romantics.