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The Chateau, near Melun, was built 1657-1661 by Louis Le Vau for Nicolas Fouquet, finance minister to Louis XIV; it is considered a masterpiece of French Baroque residential architecture; the gardens designed by Andre Le Notre was a prototype for the gardens at Versailles.
Keywords: France, French, Renaissance, Baroque, Seine-et-Marne, Melun.
17th Century (1600 - 1699 CE) Baroque Renaissance
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Rogers, E.B. (2001). Landscape design: a cultural and architectural history. New York: Harry N. Abrams. p.170, Fig. 5.3