As it was in the old days - the knight will go hunting, will get lost in more often, will find a castle by chance. Inside, beauty, but desolation, and in the far room the princess sleeps awake. The knight will fall in love, kiss the princess, and everything around will revive at once. In the modern version, this story looks somewhat different, although strong feelings are still in the first place. Chateau is a "city-forming" - around it is a village. The main facade opens onto a regular French park. In some places on the territory there are skeletons of the previous three buildings emerging from the ground.
The customer Ronan Leosta and Igor Liturinsky dreamed of having his own castle since childhood, and when he came to the Norman chateau a wonderful castle, located two hours from Paris, he immediately fell in love. In the stairs. As it turned out later, the only staircase in the whole building was somehow in fair condition. The chandelier in the music room (and also in the dining room) is a copy of the lamp from the Sheremetev Palace. The walls in the room were white, but the designers picked up a bluish paint for them - in the tone of the sky on the frescoes preserved on the ceiling.
According to Liturinsky, the present building is already the fourth on the site; it was built in 1863 for the marquis Armand de Monto, designed by the architect Stores. The name of the architect Liturinsky and Leostu, who plunged so deeply into the history of the castle that they even managed to create a small museum in its basements, was never known. But they found out that Stores managed to participate in the project of the Paris Opera and in the competition for the construction of the Hôtel de Ville. Many of his Parisian developments he used in this project. "The Chateau was built on a Parisian scale," says Igor. The walls of the dining room were tightened with a new cloth, retaining a half-decayed old one under it (in case you later want to do its restoration). Fabrics for walls, curtains and upholstery made to order, repeating on them the motif of the royal lily, which is found in the ceiling paintings. Black columns are not marble, but alfrein work, characteristic of the 19th century. The fireplace is a copy of Versailles; it was placed under the Marquis. The furniture is modern, the Spanish brand Coleccion Alexandra.
At the end of the 19th century, antique materials were already in full swing in France, so the Versailles parquet in the chateau - the 18th century, the boiserie - the end of the 17th, and the fireplaces - the epochs of Louis XIV and XV. All these details have survived to the present day, albeit in an extremely unpresentable form - in the twentieth century, the chateau survived a period of stagnation and came to a strong decline. In the 1940s, the Nazis set up their headquarters in it, after the war the summer children's camp worked, and the last owners gave it up for events, although almost nothing remained of its former glory.