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Passing Chateau de Bizy on the coach | by ell brown
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Passing Chateau de Bizy on the coach

After we left Monet's Garden out coach went past this Chateau, but didn't stop at it.

 

These were the only shots I could get of it.

 

The wall, the gate, then I missed it.

 

I didn't think that our coach went back into Vernon (as we were heading to the Loire Valley).

 

Can't remember if I saw it over the walls, but if I did, I missed getting a shot of the Chateau. Very hard getting decent shots when you are on a moving coach.

 

Our tour guide probably mentioned that we were passing the Chateau de Bizy.

 

It was built in 1723 for the Marshall de Belle Isle, the grandson of the celebrated Fouquet. Then it became the domain of the Duke of Penthievre (grandson of Louis XIV). Whose residence it was until 1793 (during the French Revolution).

 

Other famous residences including King Louis Philppe (King of the French - of the July Monarchy). He made frequent trips there, especially in 1843 when the railway reach the area.

 

Information here (in French - you will have to translate the page to read it) www.vernon-visite.org/rf2/patri6.htm

 

By the time I took this shot I must have missed what I was trying to take of the coach (it had passed it), and only got these houses and trees. You can tell that we were moving (right).

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Taken on July 7, 2009