District Rochambeau, French Heritage monument to Vendome

Le Manège Rochambeau de Vendôme is located in downtown military district between the two arms of the Loir, at the limit of the flood. It is part of a whole range of military buildings (stables, housing, etc.) created in the years 1821 to accommodate a regiment of cavalry in full and thus avoid dispersal of troops in various place (barracks of Montoire, places in Vendôme, etc.). The need for a large riding school was mentioned from the outset to allow a better statement of the riders. Many financial constraints, technical (marshland, expansion, successive changes of frame) have postponed the implementation of construction program which not was made in 1856-1857. The architecture of the building may seem trivial. It integrates however very much in the mode of construction of the district and forms with existing buildings, a set of very beautiful look. The building used (stone base, average stone size then block covered with coating) brings a certain animation on these long facades that may initially seem a bit monotonous. Similarly, full-arch Windows that chanted the longitudinal facades of the manege introduce a notion of span found in buildings and stables with the doors surmounted by full-arch or rectangular Windows. The frame of the armoury is an exceptional document. Designed according to the system invented in 1837 by the engineer Camille Polonceau, it presents the association of wood, iron and cast iron elements: wood rafters are supported by of Struts linked by tie rods of iron cast. This type of structure was recommended to cover the armouries of 1st class as stipulated in the circular of September 21, 1854. Very few structures of this type survive today
* Central is the only visible and relative good condition (the roof is to be redone). This unique position reinforces is the need the proprietary interest of the armoury.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

District Rochambeau
Crédit photo : (District Rochambeau, vendome)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

District Rochambeau, Le Manège Rochambeau de Vendôme is located in downtown military district between the two arms of the Loir, at the limit of the flood. It is part of a whole (...) District Rochambeau, French Heritage monument to Vendome vendome, loir et cher

Location and general information

  • identifier : 69065
  • item : Quartier Rochambeau
  • Location of the building :
    • Centre
    • Loir-et-Cher
    • Vendôme
  • Place name : quartier Rochambeau
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 41269
  • Zip code of the municipality : 41100
  • Order in the communal list : 19
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : barrack
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • mid 19th century
  • Year : 1856
  • Record Type : site ; abords d'un monument historique
  • Date of protection : 2002/07/02 : inscrit MH

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

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :3 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • stable
    • frame
    • carousel
  • 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 : 3 various other information are available
    • property of the municipality
    • property of State the ride in full (cad. ar 544)
    • 543) type
  • Mérimée reference : PA41000024

Men involved in this construction

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Le Quartier Rochambeau et l'abbaye de la Trinité vus depuis le château de Vendôme

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