Château Rothschild

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Château Rothschild
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Château Rothschild in 2008
Design and construction
ArchitectJoseph-Armand Berthelin

The Château Rothschild is an historic château in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France.

History[edit]

The château was built in 1855 for banker James Mayer de Rothschild.[1] It was designed by architect Joseph-Armand Berthelin.[1] Guests included composer Frédéric Chopin, who composed a sonata at the château, as well as President Adolphe Thiers and Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau.[2]

It was inherited by James's son, Edmond James de Rothschild.[2] After Edmond's death in 1934, the Rothschild family no longer lived at the château, even though his daughter, Alexandrine de Rothschild, took care of the grounds surrounding it.[2]

During World War II, the château was taken over by the Kriegsmarine, the Nazi Navy.[2] After the liberation of France, it was used by American forces.[2]

It was acquired by Saudi Prince Khalid I Abdulaziz al-Ibrahim in 1986.[3][4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 48°51′00″N 2°13′48″E / 48.8500°N 2.2300°E / 48.8500; 2.2300