Field of Ferrières (also in commune of Pontcarré), French Heritage monument to Ferrieres

Old Castle belonging to the descendants of Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto, purchased by James de Rothschild in 1829. Demolished and then rebuilt from 1856 to 1863 by the architect-landscape gardener Joseph Paxton in the style of the Italian Renaissance (it is the only realization of Paxton in France). Quadrangular plan confined by square towers around a huge hall providing overhead lighting. Interior design by the painter Eugène Lami until 1890 with other artists, such as Charles Cordier, Gabriel Thomas, Alexandre Schoenewerk, Saint-Marceaux... Alignments of the Park made by Paxton. In 1862, a giant sequoia is planted in the Park during the visit of Napoleon III. In 1959, after the occupation by the Germans during the second world war, the castle is rehabilitated by Guy de Rothschild. In 1975, the estate is given to the Chancellery of the universities of Paris and becomes a place of academic meetings and seminars.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Field of Ferrières (also in commune of Pontcarré)
Crédit photo : (Field of Ferrières (also in commune of Pontcarré), ferrieres)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Field of Ferrières (also in commune of Pontcarré), Old Castle belonging to the descendants of Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto, purchased by James de Rothschild in 1829. Demolished and then rebuilt from 1856 to (...) Field of Ferrières (also in commune of Pontcarré), French Heritage monument to Ferrieres ferrieres, seine et marne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 125480
  • item : Domaine de Ferrières (également sur commune de Pontcarré)
  • Location of the building :
    • Ile-de-France
    • Seine-et-Marne
    • Ferrières
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 77181
  • Zip code of the municipality : 77164
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 4 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 3rd quarter 19th century
    • 20th century
    • Second half 20th century
  • Years :
    • 1855
    • 1860
    • 1959
  • Record Type : site inscrit
  • Dates of protection :
    • 2000/09/26 : classé MH
    • 2003/07/03 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/06/24

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Inscription 15 01 1975 (façades et toitures, pièces avec décor) (arrêté) annulée. Inscription 09 12 1997 (actuel domaine, château et parc avec ses dépendances) (arrêté) non annulée. Voir aussi notices PA77000005 (ancienne buanderie du domaine) et PA77000004 (anciennes écuries du domaine). Site inscrit 12 04 1944 (arrêté).
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :9 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • stairs
    • room
    • interior
    • vestibule
    • show
    • park
    • dependence
    • dining room
    • ARC
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use : This building has been used in different ways over time. We know 2 successive uses. :
    • museum
    • research center

Other

  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • formerly common type Ferrières-en-brie
    • work on several common type pontcarré property of the State (1992
  • Involved in the work : ROTHSCHILD James de (commanditaire)
  • Detail :
    • Les parties bâties et non bâties du domaine (cad. Ferrières B 761
    • Pontcarré A 451 à 453, 340, pour partie du parc) : classement par arrêté du 26 septembre 2000, modifié par arrêté du 3 juillet 2003
  • Mérimée reference : PA00086959

Men involved in this construction

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