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Chateau d'Anet, Anet

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The Château d'Anet is a château near Dreux, in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France, built by Philibert de l'Orme from 1547 to 1552 for Diane de Poitiers, the mistress of Henry II of France. It was built on the former château at the center of the domains of Diane's deceased husband, Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and Master of the Hunt.

The château is especially noted for its exterior, notably the Fountain of Diana, a statue of Diane de Poitiers as Diana, goddess of the hunt, and the Nymph of Anet, a relief by Benvenuto Cellini over the portal. Anet was the site of one of the first Italianate parterre gardens centered on the building's façade in France; the garden designer in charge was Jacques Mollet, who trained his son at Anet, Claude Mollet, destined to become royal gardener to three French kings.

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  • The time for visiting is very limited, access allowed every hour in groups, if you are not there you need to wait another hour, and starting only at 2:30 PM on Saturdays. Otherway, you are not even... 
    The time for visiting is very limited, access allowed every hour in groups, if you are not there you need to wait another hour, and starting only at 2:30 PM on Saturdays. Otherway, you are not even...  more »
  • We visited in December with a mixed group of French and non-French people. The chateau is interesting, and its relatively small size makes it appealing. The gardens were apparently not open, at least....  more
    We visited in December with a mixed group of French and non-French people. The chateau is interesting, and its relatively small size makes it appealing. The gardens were apparently not open, at least....  more »
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  • Nice Castle of Diane the Poitiers with a beautiful Capel But very bad conditions of visit with a group of 50 people. Please organise self visit No photo allowed inside
  • What a lovely place to visit and learn more about the history of France!

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