|The Château de Sceaux in its formal park laid out by André Le Nôtre lies at the heart of Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, not far from Paris. It houses the Musée de l’Île-de-France, a museum of local history. The former château was built for Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV's minister of finance, who purchased the domaine in 1670. The present château (illustration), designed to evoke the style of Louis XIII, dates from the Second Empire. Some of Colbert's outbuildings remain, and the bones of the garden layout.
Location: Sceaux, France
Category: Buildings: Castles and Manors
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