Château Villette

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Château Villette, located 40 minutes away from Paris in Condécourt, France, is a manor house hotel containing 18 bedrooms. There are numerous outbuildings including a chapel and adjacent reception room, horse stable and greenhouse.

History[edit]

More than 185 acres (0.75 km2) of garden were designed by Le Nôtre and spread out behind the chateau in the central axis with two rectangular lakes filled with swans, ducks, birds and fishes, as well as a cascade and fountain that resembles the one at Louis XIV's Château de Marly, surmounted by Neptune. The grounds provide outdoor activities for the chateau guests, including jogging, biking, and hunting. There is also a swimming pool and a tennis court. Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Le Nôtre designed the Palace of Versailles at the same time as they designed Chateau de Villette in the 1680s. Therefore Villette was nicknamed "Le Petit Versailles".

Films[edit]

It is also shot in the film Da Vinci Code, in which it is the home of Sir Leigh Teabing.

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Coordinates: 49°1′55″N 1°56′22″E / 49.03194°N 1.93944°E / 49.03194; 1.93944