Monday, February 6, 2012

The Chateau de Groussay

The Chateau de Groussay was built in 1815 for the Duchesse of Charost, the daughter of Madame de Tourzel, the governess of the children of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Brought in 1938 by Charles de Beistegui, inspired eshete, Groussay was expanded in 1952, when two wings were added, one leading to the theatre, and the "Folies" were devised by collaborating artists Emilio Terry et Alexandre Serebriakoff and architects Desbrosses et Costi. The transformation of the Chateau and the creation of the "stone monuments" were carried on until the death of Charles de Beistegui in 1970. The entire Chateau and park has been classified as a "Historic Monument" since 1993.