Castle of Léry, French Heritage monument to Auvers sur oise

According to wikipedia:

  • In 1720, the Castle belongs to the family of Espremenil.
  • In 1756, the castle is the subject of a complete transformation.
  • In 1765, it is resold with prince de Conti.
  • The castle is the subject then of successive properties.
  • In 1890, the castle is source of inspiration for Vincent Van Gogh (See known table: the castle of Auvers to laying down sun). ?
  • In 1987, the General advice of the Val-d'Oise become owner of the site and entirely renovates.

Archaeological excursions in French Vexin

The current castle of Auvers, locates at the west, the top of the slope, was creates in first half of the XVII E century by Zanobi Lioni, Italian financier come to France following Marie de Medicis. The frontage which looks at the valley has been modifiee for this time, but that turned towards the plain preserves a series of stone attic windows, has triangular pediment, of which the provision corresponds well to the period indiquee by the documents.

Zanobi Lioni having had for successor has Auvers another financier, Jean de Leyrit, and the name of this one, died in 1692, being remains with the field during a rather long time, one wanted, nowadays; to identify with the castle of Auvers some '' castle of Lery '' figure in an engraving of the XVIIIe century publiee '' have Paris, at Langlois, street S T Jacques, in the Victoire. '' The situation is, indeed, the same one: extremely similar terraces and staircases has still today those existing precedent the dwelling, but this one differs completely from what we have under the eyes. Instead of a home only one stage has on ground floor, with two final houses of the same height, the whole under slate roofs, engraving shows us a narrower building whose ground floors and stage are crowns of a last low stage or mezzanino, with higher terrace bordered of balustrades and statues.

One is unaware of, actually, has which castle refers this engraving. There was never nothing similar in our common Norman of Lery (the Eure); but there exists also Lery in the department of Dimension-in Or, Leyrits in Gascogne (Lot-et-Garonne) and Champagne Lhery (the Marne), and perhaps is necessary it to seek in one of these localities the residence seigneuriale whose engraving in question presents the image to us. Or perhaps this engraving aims it only one draft amendment of the central part of the castle of Auvers, with suppression of the houses, project which was not carries out.

Source: Archaeological excursions in French Vexin by Louis Regnier publishes in 1922.

Castle of Léry
(Castle of Léry, auvers sur oise)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Castle of Léry, The Castle consists of a central body of the 17th century and 18th century wings. Park decorated caves. (...) Castle of Léry, French Heritage monument to Auvers sur oise auvers sur oise, val d'oise

Location and general information

  • identifier : 152094
  • item : Château de Léry
  • Location of the building :
    • Ile-de-France
    • Val-d'Oise
    • Auvers-sur-Oise
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 95039
  • Zip code of the municipality : 95430
  • Order in the communal list : 6
  • 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 : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 17th century
    • 18th century
  • Date of protection : 1997/07/23 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/05/14

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 : Inscriptions 12 10 1988 modifiant 09 06 1988 (arrêtés) annulées. Le château avait déjà été inscrit 13 05 1987 (arrêté) .
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :13 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • stairs
    • elevation
    • garden
    • vestibule
    • terrace
    • park
    • enclosure
    • bridge
    • orangery
    • Cave Garden
    • cave
    • Nymphaeum
    • ARC
  • 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 : 2 various other information are available
    • owned by a private company
    • property of the 1992 Department
  • Picture : 76abaad5bfe00f4a3491027e4735a2b3.jpg
  • Detail :
    • Façades et toitures du château, ainsi que le vestibule d' entrée et la cage d' escalier avec son escalier et sa rampe
    • ensemble du parc, à savoir les sols et les constructions (cad. AM 230, 236, 401, 465, 466, 468, 470, 471) : inscription par arrêté du 23 juillet 1997
  • Mérimée reference : PA00079992

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Castle of Léry, French Heritage monument to Auvers sur oise. Picture of Gérald Krafft
Château de Léry, auvers sur oise
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Castle of Léry, French Heritage monument to Auvers sur oise. Picture of Gérald Krafft
Château de Léry, auvers sur oise

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