Castle Beaumesnil, the Norman Versailles

The baroque castle Beaumesnil was built from 1633 till 1640 in the style of Louis III of France bye Jacques du Plessis-Châtillon Comte de Nonant. It is surrounded by 80 hectares landscaped park.

The front of the castle is surrounded semicircular by a moat. At the corners are tiny “houses” for swans. A bridge over the moat leads to the official entrance, the entrance for servants lies on ground floor of the back side. An entrance for the nobility that promenades through the park can be reached over a staircase of the back side and lies on first floor.

Free for visitation are the old kitchen, the room for the arrangement of food and the chapel on ground floor, the library, the parlour, the dining room, the bedroom of the landlady and the study of Jean Fürstenberg on first floor.

Jean Fürstenberg bought the castle in 1939. He made a foundation for the preservation of the castle. Fürstenberg was collecting old books of the 15th to 18th century, they are nowadays shown in the museum of ancient bookbindings in the castle.

Zeichnung von Beaumesnil ca. 1820, Public Domain (weil der Künstler garantiert vor über 70 Jahren gestorben ist)

drawing of Beaumesnil ca 1820, Public Domain

Greifenstatue im Park, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: Public Domain

statue of a gryphon in the park, own photo, licence: Public Domain

Markus beguckt sich die Beete, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: alle Rechte vorbehalten/all rights reserved

makke looks at the bed of truncated hedge, own photo, licence: all rights reserved

Sternkartenlobus, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

globe with a celestial chart, own photo, licence: Public Domain

Einband des Vetus Testamantum von 1757, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

book cover of the Vetus Testamantum of 1757, own photo, licence: Public Domain

Markus guckt sich im Erdgeschoss von Beaumesnil alte Bücher an, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: alle Rechte vorbehalten/all rights reserved

makke looks at old books in the castle kitchen, own photo, licence: all rights reserved

hat irgendwas mit dem Edikt von Nantes zu tun, ist aber nicht das Original, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

something related to the edict of Nantes, but it isn't the original edict, own photo, licence: Public Domain

hat was mit dem Edikt von Blois zu tun, ist aber bestimmt auch nicht das Original, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

something related to the edict of Blois, but it's not the original edict, own photo, licence: Public Domain

Stuhl aus einer Reihe von Stühlen mit Motiven aus Fabeln von Jean de La Fontaine, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

chair of a series of chairs with motives of the tales of Jean de La Fontaine, own photo, licence: Public Domain

schicke alte Bodenfliesen im Speisezimmer, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

nice old floor tile in the dining room, own photo, licence:Public Domain

noch mehr schicke Bodenfliesen aus dem Esszimmer, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: Public Domain, Gemeinfrei

more nice old floor tiles in the dining room, own photo, licence: Public Domain

Vorderseite der Fassade von Beaumesnil, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

front façade of Beaumesnil, own photo, licence:Public Domain

Detail der Fassade, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

Detail of the façade, own photo, licence:Public Domain

noch ein Männekes überm Fenster, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

another stone guy over a window, own phoo, licence:Public Domain

Wappen über dem Eingang: Dieu Chrestien aide au premier Baron, der Christengott möge dem ersten Baron helfen, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

coat of arms over the entrance: Dieu Chrestien aide au premier Baron, God of the Christians may help the first baron, own photo, licence: Public Domain

Markus guckt schon wieder, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:alle Rechte vorbehalten/all rights reserved

makke looks again, own photo, licence:all rights reserved

Decodings im Park, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

decoration in the park, own photo, licence:Public Domain

Löwe vor der Brücke am Eingang, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

lion in front of the bridge over the moat, own photo, licence:Public Domain

der Löwe auf der anderen Seite, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

second lion in front of the bridge, own photo, licence:Public Domain

Brunnen, links vom Eingang, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:Public Domain/Gemeinfrei

fountain left of the entrance, own photo, licence:Public Domain

The text of this article is public domain, the licences of the photos are mentioned in the captions.

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