Viscount of Puységur castle

Constructed during the 16th century by the Viscount of Puységur, the castled hosted Gabrielle d'Estrées and Madame de Sévigné. In 1930, the municipality owns the castle and the park. It is today the city hall of the city of Clichy-Sous-Bois and has been classified as Historic Monument in 1972.

Henri IV in Seine-Saint-Denis

Viscount of Puységur built the castle at the beginning of Henry IV's reign. the tradition requires the Royal Mistress, Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573 - 1599), to dwell there to meet the king. "Bon Roi Henri" ("Good King Henri") is omnipresent in the Seine-Saint-Denis department. After renuncing to Protestantism, he converts to Catholicism and attend the Mass in the Saint-Denis abbey. He also hunts in the forest of Bondy, near the castle.

The castle's garden

Alexandre Theodore Brongniart (1739 - 1813) is designated to undertake the reorganization of the park. The French architect gets his inspiration from English garden à la mode in France at the end of the 18th century. He bases his works on variety and profusion of the nature. The new garden takes shape thanks to rockery and fake ruins circling a pond. It makes several island emerging and erects a temple of love, like in a theater scene.

The castle transformed into a neoclassical edifice

During the following century, le Bas de Gourmont, general farmer and mayor of Clichy from 1791 to 1794 built and orangery. In 1807, Barmont, a banker, makes several changes including the facade by adding a pediment, a portico and balconies in a neoclassical style.

Château du vicomte de Puységur
Place du 11 novembre 1918

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Château du vicomte de Puységur, Place du 11 novembre 1918, 93390 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS
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