Located just 40 minutes away from the center of Paris, Chateau Elysian Paris stands as one of the most remarkable châteaux in France, earning its classification as a historical landmark by the French government in 1942.
• Nestled in a 75ha woodland park, Chateau Elysian Paris boasts two lakes, a magnificent cascade fountain, a glass house, and an orangery, all surrounded by lavish interiors that epitomize elegance, luxury, and the renowned French "art de vivre."
• Architect François Mansart originally designed the chateau for the Count of Aufflay, and it was later completed by his great-nephew, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the chief architect of Louis XV. Coincidentally, Jules Hardouin-Mansart oversaw the construction of Château de Versailles simultaneously, adding to the chateau's historical significance.
• The splendid garden of Chateau Elysian Paris was designed by André Le Nôtre, the same mastermind behind the famous gardens of Château de Versailles, earning it the nickname "Le Petit Versailles."
• The 18th century marked the heyday of Chateau Elysian Paris, with owners Sophie de Grouchy and her husband, Marquis de Condorcet, hosting prominent intellectuals such as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine in their salon.
• In modern times, Chateau Elysian Paris has become a sanctuary for celebrities like John Travolta, Tom Cruise, and Lenny Kravitz. It served as an inspiration for Dan Brown, who penned the 'Da Vinci Code' during his stay at the chateau, and later became a filming location for its adaptation.
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