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château

château  

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A castle or country house in France, particularly associated with the reign of Francis I and the region of the Loire.
Diane de Poitiers

Diane de Poitiers  

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 (1499–1566) French royal mistressduring Henri II’s reign (1547–59), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family at Anet until it was ...
Fountain

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A jet or spring of water around which an architectural or sculptural structure has been built. It is either free-standing or built into a wall. Historically fountains have served many ...
French architecture

French architecture  

The Gothic style that was to dominate European architecture in the late Middle Ages originated in France, where it is known as the style ogivale. Individual features of Gothic architecture ...
French gardens

French gardens  

Of the Renaissance were influenced but not overwhelmed by the design of Italian gardens. In the early sixteenth century the Italian elements were usually incidental: at Gaillon, for example, marble ...
Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau

Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau  

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(c.1515–c.1586), French Huguenot architect and engraver whose two volumes on Les Plus Excellents Bastiments de France (1576 and 1579) are a precious document in the history of the Renaissance garden ...
Jacques Rigaud

Jacques Rigaud  

(c.1681–1754), French draughtsman and engraver.He was born at Versailles and seems to have lived in Provence until 1720, making topographical drawings and engravings. In 1730 he published Recueil ...
Mollet family

Mollet family  

A dynasty of French royal gardeners. Jacques the Elder (d. c.1595) was gardener to the duc d'Aumale, at Aumale (north-east of Rouen); he later became head gardener at Anet. Jacques's ...
orangery

orangery  

A garden building for growing oranges and other ornamental trees, it has tall windows on the south side. An orangery can be either an independent building or attached to a larger structure.
parterre

parterre  

A level flower‐bed in a formal garden, especially one designed in the late 17th and early 18th centuries after French and Dutch examples.
pavilion

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1 Central, flanking, or intermediate projecting subdivision of a monumental building or façade, accented architecturally by more elaborate decoration (e.g. Orders, pediments, or palace-fronts), or by ...
Philibert Delorme

Philibert Delorme  

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 (c.1505–70) French High Renaissance architect from a family of master masons.After launching his career in Lyon (Hôtel Bulliod, 1536) he was called to Paris by du Bellay (1540) who ...

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