"Dream about the XVIIIth century"

Visit of the castle of Motte-Tilly

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The castle of Motte-Tilly is built in 1754 for the abbot Terray, last general controller of finances of Louis XV. The balance of its lines makes the archetype of the cottage there: the symmetry reigns there, with this ease which the Age of the Enlightenment knew how to breathe into rigours of classicism. In 1910, the count Gérard de Rohan-Chabot attempts to make come back to life the dialectic of the castle and of its regular park leading to the Seine. Since 2009, the park is labelled " remarkable Garden ". This research(search) for unity(unit) is pursued, in a big(great) concern(marigold) of purism, by his daughter, the marchioness of Gauze, who hits the mark of his work of learnt reconstruction: «give the feeling of a presence». This castle serves as decoration(set) in the movie of Milos Forman, Valmont, inspired by work of Choderlos de Laclos, dangerous connections. The Centre of the national monuments is possessing it since 1972.

Source: Ministère de la Culture

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Château de La Motte-Tilly (libre de droit)

About the venue

RD951, 10400 La Motte-Tilly
  • Château, hôtel urbain, palais, manoir
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  • Espace naturel, parc, jardin
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  • Jardin remarquable
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  • Monument historique

Elegant castle of the XVIIIth century s, furnished with relish and surrounded with French-style gardens and with an English-style park.

Access: Located near(about) Nogent-sur-Seine on the road D951 towards Montereau.