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Pavillon de Vendôme

Pavillon de Vendôme
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Castle Facts:

Location: Aix-en-Provence, in the Bouches-du-Rhône departement of France (Provence-Alpes-Cote-d-Azur Region).
Built: 1665–1667.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Owned by the municipality.
Notes: Pavillon de Vendôme also called Pavillon Vendôme, is a former mansion, houses the museum of Vendôme-Dobler Pavilion, located in the city of Aix-en-Provence, 34, Célony Street (a second inlet being located 13 rue the Molle). It was built by Louis de Mercoeur, Duke of Vendome, eager to own foolishness out of Aix. This lodge is renowned for it would have sheltered the loves of the Duke of Vendome and the Belle of Canet, Lucretia de Forbin Solliès-widow of Honore de Rascas, lord of Canet. The duke wanted to marry her, but this plan thwarted King Louis XIV because Mercœur widower of Laura Mancini, niece of Cardinal Cardinal Mazarin, adviser to the court. Since this union was considered a misalliance, and unable to marry the Duke decided to become a lover of the lady. It now houses contemporary art and photography exhibitions and is the subject of numerous tour. Its French garden was reconstructed as it had to appear originally. Pavilion Vendôme is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since March 27, 1914. The garden and the facades and roofs of two houses in the garden on the right and left of Vendôme pavilion are the subject of a classification as historical monuments since October 15, 1953. the park surrounding the pavilion is the subject of a registration as a historic monument since October 15, 1953.

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