"Chateau de Monte-Cristo" Le Port-Marly Things to Do Tip by Dabs

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  Chateau de Monte-Cristo
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      Chateau de Monte-Cristo
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      Modern art exhibition in the gardens
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The Chateau de Monte-Cristo was the home of author Alexander Dumas who built the chateau in the 1840s after his books made him rich. Dumas is the author of classics like "The Three Musketeers", "The Count of Monte Cristo", "The Man in the Iron Mask".

The house warming party at the chateau was in 1847, he had racked up so much debt with his lavish lifestyle that he had to sell the chateau in 1849 although he was allowed to live there until 1851. The chateau really isn't that large, certainly not compared with the chateaux we would see later in the week such as Vaux-le-vicomte or Fontainebleau or Chantilly. And the decor not at all remarkable with the exception of the Moorish room which instantly set my brain whirling on how to create one of these rooms at my house!

No photos allowed on the inside of the chateau but the website below has a photo of the stunning Moorish room.

Website: http://www.chateau-monte-cristo.com/en/index.html

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  • Updated Sep 27, 2011
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