Once upon a time, the Château de Poligny-Lévis …

If you look at me more closely, you can consider the classic lines of my architecture and of course this double evolution staircase that is not unlike that of the Château de Fontainebleau …

However, you can not imagine how and by whom I was born and what was my life until today!

In the eleventh century, thanks to the Lords of Poligny, whose first known was Eudes de la Porte, the lands of Lurcy * (formerly Poligny *) were developed. The barony (which became duchy-meadow then marquisate later) then extended to the current communes of Lurcy, Couleuvre and Pouzy.

It will be necessary, however, to wait until 1723 for a man named Roger de Lévis, Marquis de Poligny, lieutenant general of the King’s armies in Bourbonnais, to hand over his office to Charles Eugène de Lévis (his successor) who gave me his name. From then on Poligny’s name was forgotten.

The branch of the Lévis extinct, it is then the rich heirs of the architect Mansart (descendants of the first architect of Louis XIV) who became my happy owners … In 1744, a terrible fire occurred but that did not prevent my reconstruction by Mansart de Jouy.

Late eighteenth, then owned by André de Sinety (Camp Marshal, and his descendants), try to guess what was my new vocation … I became the headquarters of the Porcelain Manufactory that was going to provide work to all the needy of the region for several years!

In the nineteenth, in the hands of Louise Cordelia Greffulhes (then wife of the Count of Castellane, future Marshal of France), it transmitted me, by a second marriage, to a financier named Isaac Thuret whose son Henry made me enjoy a restoration; thus, my central pavilion and my two facades date from 1880.

And today, I count on new benefactors so that I can still tell many stories to all my future owners and visitors …

 

Sign the petition for the state to oblige the owner to do work

to sign: www.sauvonslechateaudelevis.fr

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