Château de Meudon
Location: Meudon, in the Hauts-de-Seine departement of France (Ile-de-France Region).
Built: 19th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: State property.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00088117
Notes: Château de Meudon said royal castle of Meudon, or imperial palace of Meudon, is a castle located in Meudon in the Hauts-de-Seine. It was notably the residence of the duchess, the Cardinal of Lorraine, Abel Servien and Louvois Monsignor said the Grand Dauphin, who added to it in the annex Castle Chaville. Burned in 1795 (Château-Vieux) and in 1871 (Chateau Neuf), the Château Neuf, whose demolition was contemplated, is preserved for the most part, and transformed in 1878 into an observatory using a telescope receptacle astronomical, before being attached to the Paris Observatory in 1927. The castle site, on the edge of a wooded plateau with views of the Seine and Paris, as well as the valley of Chalais. Located between Paris and Versailles, in the heart of abundant hunting reserve, enjoying an ideal topography for large gardens, he enjoyed beautiful features from its owners, from the Renaissance to the fall Second Empire.The entire field of national Meudon been a classification as historical monuments since 12 April 1972. The Hangar called 'Y building' in the Chalais-Meudon park is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since 4 June 2000.
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