Sunday, March 26, 2017

France, Loire Valley - Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire VII (The Estate)

The Prince and Princess de Broglie, the last private owners of the castle, 
introduced an extraordinary sense of modernity, fantasy and high society to the estate.

In 1875, Marie-Charlotte de Broglie and her husband, Henri-Amédée de Broglie, gained ownership of the château. 

The architect Paul-Ernest Sanson was hired for the complete restoration of the château, 
while the architect Marcel Boille was responsible for building the estate's model farm.

Unfortunately, a turn of fortune forced the de Broglie family to sell Chaumont to the state in 1938. 
It was then registered as a historical monument.

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