Bagatelle: A Princely Residence in Paris (Hardcover)

Bagatelle: A Princely Residence in Paris By Nicolas Cattelain, Bruno Ehrs (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Nicolas Cattelain, Bruno Ehrs (Photographs by)
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An unprecedented look into the history, art, and gardens of Château de Bagatelle, the Parisian getaway villa of kings and royal family members

In 1775, the Comte d’Artois, brother of Louis XVI and future King Charles X, purchased the Bagatelle estate in the Bois de Boulogne on the outskirts of Paris. The sumptuous château he constructed there—designed by François-Joseph Bélanger and modeled on a neo-Palladian villa—along with its picturesque gardens were lauded by prestigious European and American visitors, including Thomas Jefferson.

Spared by the Revolution, Bagatelle became the setting for many important moments in European history and was acquired by the city of Paris in 1905. While the park with its magnificent rose garden remained open, the Mansart Foundation, with a team of experts, oversaw an extensive renovation of the château to restore the architectural jewel to its former glory.

This beautifully illustrated volume recounts the fabulous history of Château de Bagatelle and its various owners, with spectacular new photography, unpublished archival documents, and insightful text.

About the Author

Philanthropist and art collector Nicolas Cattelain worked in finance before dedicating himself to art, history, and heritage. He is involved with many international museums and is chairman of the Fondation du Château de Bagatelle. Bruno Ehrs is an award-winning Swedish photographer whose work has been published in Jacques Garcia: A Sicilian Dream, Villa Elena; Vaux-le-Vicomte: A Private Invitation; Château de Villette; Villa Balbiano; A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte; and Chaumet: Parisian Jeweler Since 1780, all published by Flammarion.
Product Details
ISBN: 9782080247520
ISBN-10: 2080247522
Publisher: Flammarion
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 280
Language: English