Two hours from Paris, in the heart of the Châteaux de la Loire and on the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Chanteloup Pagoda is a unique 18th century monument located in a 14-hectare park on the edge of the Amboise Forest.
History of the Domaine de Chanteloup
Considerably enlarged and embellished by the Duke of Choiseul, governor of the Touraine and great minister of King Louis XV,then acquired and transformed by Chaptal, Minister of the Interior under Napoleon, who set up a beet sugar factory there, and finally sold to the future king of theFrench, Louis Philippe d’Orléans,the Domaine de Chanteloup has now belonged to a private family for more than 100 years.
History of the Chanteloup Pagoda
We owe this beautiful building, inspired by Chinese Buddhist places of worship, but made in the purest Louis XVI style, to the madness of grandeur of the Duke of Choiseul who, in 1775, commissioned its architect, Louis-Denis Le Camus, a monument expressing his gratitude to his faithful friends who followed him during his exile in Chanteloup, from 1770 to 1774. The Pagoda still bears witness to the splendour of a palace that disappeared after the French Revolution.