Location: Neuilly-sur-Seine, in the Hauts-de-Seine departement of France (Ile-de-France Region).
Condition: In good condition.
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Notes: Folie Saint-James is a mansion in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France, which belonged to Claude Baudard of Vaudésir of Sainte-Gemmes, Baron of St. James, Comptroller General of the Navy Louis XV. He built and fit in 1777 by François-Joseph Bélanger a house and luxuriously decorated area factories and planted trees Want called "madness" in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris.Madness and its park are the subject of a classification as historical monuments since 1922.In the eighteenth century, the Madrid castle in Neuilly-sur-Seine was in ruins. Another house, a house of classic-looking master shaped horseshoe, was built in 1638 along the wall of the castle: the area of the House. In 1772, Claude Baudard of Vaudésir, Baron of St. James and rich financier, bought that field. Neuilly was at the campaign. In 1777, Count of Artois, future Charles X of France, built a folly in the Bois de Boulogne neighbor by François-Joseph Bélanger. Bélanger was the first architect of the count and one of the greatest landscape painters of his time. Baron St. James then asked Bélanger to build him a madness in order to compete with the madness of Artois. Bélanger added to the master left corner of the home of a large pavilion with Palladian lines, brick and stone. Demand for St. James the architect was: "Do what you want provided it is expensive. ". The mansion area of the House was preserved and converted into common.
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