Castle of Anet, French Heritage monument to Anet

The castle east locates in the department of Eure-et-Loir, one of the wonders of French art at the time of the Rebirth.

History

Henri II made it build in 1552 for Diane of Poitiers, within Philibert Delorme, and made it decorate by Jean Goujon and the Cousin painter. Diane withdrew herself there after the death of her royal lover to finish her days there, in 1566. This castle, which passed then has various families, was the property of the duke of Penthievre when the Revolution burst. It was then confiscates and delivers to vandalism the few exaggerated ones. In June 1795, the rabble, having has its head name them Moulins, police chief of the committee of general security, and Hello, its assistant, penetrated in the vault, broke the tomb of Diane of Poitiers and the majority of the masterpieces representing of the religious subjects. The marbles of the furnace bridge, the low-reliefs, the statues, the columns, were sold has cheap price has building contractors. The admirable sarcophagus of black marble or rested the remainders of the mistress of Henri II was buys by a ploughman, who made a trough of it to make drink his horses. The other parts of the castle were successively pillees, saccagees destroyed.

In 1798, the administration made make an inventory of the pieces of furniture and the objets d'art which had escaped with devastation; but most beautiful had disappeared. Two years after, Alexandre was responsibility of restore the gantry of the castle and to apply it to the main door of the room of introduction of the Museum of the French monuments, whose this scientist was then preserving. This beautiful work is today an object of study for raised School of the Art schools, which occupies the old room of the Museum.

Structure

The castle of Anet, which, since the Revolution, belonged has various owners, in particular has Mr. Passy and has Mr. de Caraman, was restores in some of its parts but it is well far from offering the same artistic interest that formerly.

One admired in this splendid residence the architecture of three orders of columns; the gantry, decorates of a figure of Diane, a stag and four dogs; the gallery reigning around an admirable clock; windows of a crescent; the vault, rotunda decoree of white marble pilasters and the statues of the apostles; the tomb of Diane; paintings of the stained glasses; the large staircase, decorates marble busts; the apartment of the king, the room of the guards, the portrait of the duke of Vendome, the table of all its conquests in Italy, the cabinet of the monkeys, with tapestries representing the occupations of these animals the living room of marble, the cabinet of the Muses, the cabinet surrounds by ices the orangery, the park, the channels, the fountain of Diane, with her marble figure; a wood of mature standing timber bores large alleys, and the edges of a channel; the island of Love, thickets, the labyrinth.

Imagination can only conceive the taste and the wonders of this castle, which was only one rich person boudoir; the famous dial or the foot of a stag struck the hour, which the barkings of the dogs repeated the fountains, the columns, paintings, the stone balustrades finely decoupees, the mythological allegories, and thousand other forever lost chiefs of work.

  • Titrate: Large universal dictionary of the XIXe century
  • Author: Larousse, Pierre (1817-1875)
  • Editor: Administration of the large universal Dictionary (Paris)
  • Go back to edition: 1866-1877

Castle of Anet
(Castle of Anet, anet)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Castle of Anet, The gate and the chapel have carried out in the 16th century by Philibert Delorme. The castle was built in the years 1547-1552, and the staircase between the (...) Castle of Anet, French Heritage monument to Anet anet, eure et loir

Location and general information

  • identifier : 42057
  • item : Château d'Anet
  • Location of the building :
    • Centre
    • Eure-et-loir
    • Anet
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 28007
  • Zip code of the municipality : 28260
  • 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.
    • 16th century
    • 17th century
    • 18th century
    • 19th century
  • Years :
    • 1547
    • 1552
    • 1678
    • 1680
    • 1712
  • Date of protection : 1993/03/25 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/09/14

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 : Classements 1889 (liste), 18 04 1914 (J.O.), 12 10 1938 (arrêté), et inscription 07 11 1990 (arrêté) annulés.
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :17 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • stairs
    • chapel
    • garden
    • gallery
    • door
    • common
    • court
    • terrace
    • pavilion
    • ditch
    • hydraulic
    • channel
    • driveway
    • pond
    • pavement
    • port
    • funeral chapel
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : property of a private person 1992
  • Picture : c1e6165f4e7b3b63bc97b4666e168487.jpg
  • Involved in the work : Poitiers Diane de, duchesse (habitant célèbre)
  • Details : Château et toutes les parties bâties et non bâties du domaine l' accompagnant, avec tous leurs aménagements, y compris les installations hydrauliques (cad. B 20, 22 à 29) : classement par arrêté du 25 mars 1993
  • Mérimée reference : PA00096955

Men involved in this construction

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

Castle of Anet, French Heritage monument to Anet. Picture of Tesla
Château d'Anet, anet
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Château d'Anet, anet
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Château d'Anet, anet
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Castle of Anet, French Heritage monument to Anet. Picture of Promenades photographiques
Château d'Anet, anet
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