Château de Villeneuve-l'Étang
Location: Marnes-la-Coquette, in the Hauts-de-Seine departement of France (Ile-de-France Region).
Built: 18th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Owned by a public institution.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00079936
Notes: Château de Villeneuve-l'Étang is now destroyed castle that was on the territory of the town of Marnes-la-Coquette, in the department of Hauts-de-Seine. The castle, surrounded by a large park, first belongs to Marshal Soult during the First Empire, then was bought by the Duchess of Angouleme during the Restoration. In 1852, Napoleon III, then president of the Republic, bought the estate of Villeneuve-l'Étang then undertakes ancillary buildings on the estate. In 1878, the area becomes public domain. The castle itself was destroyed in the 1880s the rest of the field is assigned to the Department of Public Instruction and Fine Arts, part is granted to Louis Pasteur to continue his research, these buildings constructed Napoleon III, still exist.
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