Location: Palaiseau, in the Essonne departement of France (Ile-de-France Region).
Built: 19th century.
Condition: In good condition.
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Notes: Château d'Ardenay is a French castle in the town of Palaiseau, in the former province of Hurepoix today department of Essonne and the region Île-de-France, bordering the Saclay plateau overlooking the lower valley Chevreuse to eighteen kilometers southwest of Paris. The villa is built millstone in the fashion of the time and the geology of the site, according to a square plan with a square tower at the northeast corner and pepper shakers in the southeast corner. It is high on three levels, the latter being attic. Three windows on the ground floor are surmounted by three windows per level, that of the roof being in the dormer. The roof is covered with slate and dominated by zinc gutters and eaves. A veranda is located on the southern façade, giving access to a terrace. Bas-reliefs adorn the top of the facade walls, decorated with mosaics. The plans of the villa are by the architect Louis Lacau.
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