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Le château des Ducs d'Epernon à Cadillac - France
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Le château est construit dans la ville du même nom sur la demande de Jean-Louis de Nogaret de la Valette (1554-1642), fait premier duc d'Épernon. Il incarne la toute-puissance de ce cadet de Gascogne, devenu l'un des mignons du roi Henri III, amassant honneurs et richesses avant de mourir en disgrâce sous le règne de Louis XIII.

Le cabinet de travail du duc est familièrement appelé « la moutarde » par les domestiques, tant sont craintes ses sautes d'humeur.

Pour le bâtir, une partie de la ville fortifiée est rasée. Il est un témoin de la fin de la Renaissance et annonce déjà le classicisme du XVIIe siècle. À l'origine, le château et deux ailes entourent une cour sur trois côtés. Une des ailes est démontée au XVIIIe siècle et ses pierres vendues.

Saisi pendant la Révolution française, il sert de prison au XIXe siècle, puis d'hôpital psychiatrique avant d'être désaffecté suite à un incendie.

(Source : Wikipedia)

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_de_Cadillac

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