Two hours from Paris, in the heart of the Loire Valley Castles and on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Chanteloup Pagoda is a unique 18th century monument set in a 14-hectare park on the edge of the Amboise forest.
History of Domaine de Chanteloup
Significantly enlarged and embellished by the Duke of Choiseul, Governor of Touraine and Grand Minister of King Louis XV, then acquired and transformed by Chaptal, Minister of the Interior under Napoleon, who settled there a factory sugar beet, then sold to the future king of the French, Louis Philippe d’Orléans, Domaine de Chanteloup is now a private family for over 100 years.
History of the Pagoda of Chanteloup
We owe this beautiful building, inspired by Chinese Buddhist places of worship, but realized in the purest Louis XVI style, to the madness of the grandeur of the Duc de Choiseul who, in 1775 commissioned his 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 testifies today to the splendor of a palace that had disappeared after the French Revolution.