The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Two engravings of the town and castle in the 1630s


"The town of Richelieu in Poitou constructed by the great Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, at the foot of the gardens of his superb Château of Richelieu, the production and responsibility of Mr. le Mercier, Architect."

A view across the parterres of the Château taken from the garden side. From the point of view at the castle's magnificent wine cellars which still exist and can be visited today.

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