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Monte-Cristo Castle

Château de Monte-Cristo - The paradise of d'Alexandre Dumas - 25 mn from Paris.
RER Direction St-Nom-la-Bretêche, arrêt Marly-le-Roi. Bus 10 arrêt Les Lampes. Accueil 1, Avenue Kennedy, Port-Marly.

monte-cristo castle dumas
Thanks to the success of the Three Musketeers (les Trois Mousquetaires), Alexandre Dumas offers his small romantic castle in the close countryside which borders Paris.  It will be the Castle of Monte-Cristo located at Port-Marly.  This eccentric residence was built in a style Néo-Renaissance evoking the fastes of a royalty of operetta.  A few years earlier, another famous author, Walter Scott, built in Scotland its castle of Abbotsford which it lived until his death.  On the other hand, Dumas remained only a few years in its castle drawn by the architect Hippolyte Durand, before his creditors obliged him to exile itself in Brussels.  A small zoo cohabits with the writer in his residence, dogs, horses, monkeys, birds.  On the first floor, a mauresque show evokes African Tunisia visited by Dumas a few times before.  In the romantic park with cascades and caves, a small study baptized castle of Yew, hut almost grotesque neo-Gothic, accomodates the writer during his hours of composition.  On its walls the titles of 88 best-sellers of the host are engraved. The toothed rack is hung on July 25, 1847 in the presence of 600 guests.  Very quickly, a troop of freeloaders will settle in the convenient places, courtiers, to live with the hooks of Dumas and precipitating her ruin.  The castle is seized by the Justice on August 5, 1848.  Renovated in 1985, it finds its forgotten splendour and the splendid evocations of épopées of its owners.

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