Photographer's Note


Among the buildings' brick and stone "of the Forest of Orleans, figure, in the introduction to the Loire Valley, the Chateau de Bellegarde.
Built in 1376, the dungeon quartered turrets rréaménagé was at the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Superintendent of buildings in the kingdom, the Duc d'Antin, son of the Marquise de Montespan. He has the construction and facilities of the two pavilions at the Mansard that frame the entrance, as well as gardens.
It receives all the "Europe of the Enlightenment," among others stirring Voltaire: "I leave in two days with Mr Duc d'Antin Bellegarde to go to see King Stanislas, since there is no stupidity which I informed me. " (October 18, 1725, Voltaire, letter to the Marquise de Bernières).

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