Château de Breteuil

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The Château de Breteuil

The Château de Breteuil (previously called the Château de Bevilliers) is a château situated in the Vallée de Chevreuse in Yvelines department of France, 35 km (22 mi) to the south-west of Paris. The château was designated a monument historique in 1973.

The family of the Marquis de Breteuil gave three ministers to the Kings of France. The château is still owned by the de Breteuil family.

The design is similar to the Château de Dampierre-en-Yvelines by Jules Hardouin-Mansart.

Relations with England[edit]

On March 12, 1881, the Marquis Henri de Breteuil organized a secret meeting at the Château with the Prince of Wales, future King Edward VII, and Léon Gambetta, President of the Chamber of Deputies. This constituted the beginnings of the Entente Cordiale.

In 1912, another Prince of Wales, the future Duke of Windsor, stayed with the Breteuil family for four months to improve his French.[1]


  1. ^ "The Prince's Garden". Château de Breteuil official website. Retrieved 14 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 48°40′49″N 2°01′23″E / 48.68028°N 2.02306°E / 48.68028; 2.02306