Palais, villas & châteaux PDF

Palais, villas & châteaux PDF

Not to be confused with Chalet. This article needs additional citations for palais, villas & châteaux PDF. A rural château in La Roque-Gageac, Dordogne.


Ce quatrième volume de la collection «Notre histoire lue du ciel», consacré aux Palais, Villas et Châteaux, est un voyage au-dessus des plus belles demeures de tous les temps : l’Italie antique avec la villa d’Hadrien, le monde musulman avec l’Alhambra maure ou le palais de Topkapi, la Chine avec la Cité interdite et le Japon avec le palais impérial de Tokyo, l’Europe de la Renaissance au baroque avec le palais de Charles Quint à Grenade, Versailles, le château de Sans-Souci, le palais d’Été de Tsarskoïe Selo, l’Inde des maharajas avec Udaïpur, les pastiches du XIXe siècle avec Neuschwanstein ou Pena, l’architecture contemporaine avec le Palais Bulles sur la Côte-d’Azur ou le «palais de la Vraie Lumière» du sultan de Brunei.

Château de Ferrières, the largest Château of the 19th century, was built in 1854 to house James Mayer de Rothschild, east of Paris. The word « chateau » is a French word that has entered the English language, where its meaning is more specific than it is in French. The French word « chateau » denotes buildings as diverse as a medieval fortress, a Renaissance palace and a 19th-century country house. Care should therefore be taken when translating the French word château into English, noting the nature of the building in question. The urban counterpart of château is palais, which in French is applied only to grand houses in a city.

This usage is again different from that of the term « palace » in English, where there is no requirement that a palace must be in a city, but the word is rarely used for buildings other than the grandest royal residences. A château is a « power house », as Sir John Summerson dubbed the British and Irish « stately homes » that are the British Isles’ architectural counterparts to French châteaux. The Chateau de Montsoreau is the only chateau de la Loire built in the river bed. The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is simililary a baroque French château located in Maincy, near Melun, 55 km southeast of Paris in the Seine-et-Marne département of France. The Palace of Versailles, or in French Château de Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. There are many estates with true châteaux on them in Bordeaux, but it is customary for any wine-producing estate, no matter how humble, to prefix its name with « Château ».

If there were any trace of doubt that the Roman villas of Aquitaine evolved into fortified self-contained châteaux, the wine-producing châteaux would dispel it. Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition. Daily Life During the French Revolution. The Contending Kingdoms: France and England, 1420-1700. Wide: A Weekly Guide to Canada’s Best Travel Experiences. France: Be Fluent in French Life and Culture.

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