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Library of Chateau de Groussay

Library of Chateau de Groussay


Permalink - 4 May 2012 
Library of Chateau de Groussay

Library of Chateau de Groussay


Permalink - 4 May 2012 
The private library or bibliothéque of the Château de Groussay located near Versaille, France. The Château was built in 1815 by the duchesse de Charest, a daughter of Louise Elisabeth de Croÿ-Havré, marquise de Tourzel, the governess of the royal enfants de France of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The Château was purchased in 1938-39 by the French aesthete Carlos de Beistegui, who enlarged it, with the professional help of Emilio Terry. Cecil Beaton’s inspiration for Henry Higgins’ library in My Fair Lady was the library at Groussay. Beistegui created new gardens, inspired by the Anglo-Chinese gardens of the 18th century and the royal gardens of Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. They feature a Chinese pagoda, a labyrinth, a theater of verdure, a Tartar tent, and other follies.

The private library or bibliothéque of the Château de Groussay located near Versaille, France. The Château was built in 1815 by the duchesse de Charest, a daughter of Louise Elisabeth de Croÿ-Havré, marquise de Tourzel, the governess of the royal enfants de France of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The Château was purchased in 1938-39 by the French aesthete Carlos de Beistegui, who enlarged it, with the professional help of Emilio Terry. Cecil Beaton’s inspiration for Henry Higgins’ library in My Fair Lady was the library at Groussay. Beistegui created new gardens, inspired by the Anglo-Chinese gardens of the 18th century and the royal gardens of Drottningholm Palace in Sweden. They feature a Chinese pagoda, a labyrinth, a theater of verdure, a Tartar tent, and other follies.


Permalink - 27 November 2011 
Chateau de Chantilly Conde Library

Chateau de Chantilly Conde Library


Permalink - 27 November 2011 
Chateau de Chantilly Conde Library

Chateau de Chantilly Conde Library


Permalink - 27 November 2011 
Chateau de Chantilly Conde Library

Chateau de Chantilly Conde Library


Permalink - 27 November 2011 
Chateau de Chantilly Conde Library
The original mansion was destroyed in the French Revolution. It was repaired in a modest way by the last Condé but in 1875–1881 entirely rebuilt by Henri d’Orléans, duc d’Aumale (1822–1897) to the designs of Honore Daumet. 
The library of the Petit Château contains over 1300 manuscripts and 12,500 printed volumes, including a Gutenberg Bible that is part of the collection of over 700 incunabula, and some 200 medieval manuscripts, including one page of the Registrum Gregorii (c. 983), the Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry, the Ingeborg Psalter and 40 miniatures from Jean Fouquet’s Book of Hours of Etienne Chevalier.

Chateau de Chantilly Conde Library

The original mansion was destroyed in the French Revolution. It was repaired in a modest way by the last Condé but in 1875–1881 entirely rebuilt by Henri d’Orléans, duc d’Aumale (1822–1897) to the designs of Honore Daumet. 

The library of the Petit Château contains over 1300 manuscripts and 12,500 printed volumes, including a Gutenberg Bible that is part of the collection of over 700 incunabula, and some 200 medieval manuscripts, including one page of the Registrum Gregorii (c. 983), the Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry, the Ingeborg Psalter and 40 miniatures from Jean Fouquet’s Book of Hours of Etienne Chevalier.