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Philibert Delorme

He was born in Lyon, the son of Jean Delorme, a master mason. At an early age Philibert was sent to Italy to study (1533–1536) . Returning to France he was patronized by Cardinal du Bellay at Lyon, and was sent by him about 1540 to Paris, where he began the Chateau de St Maur-des-FossÊs, and enjoyed royal favour and was employed there by Pope Paul III


Philibert de L'Orme, Entrance Gate for the Chateau d'Anet, Eure-et Loir

Israel Silvestre's view of the uppermost terrace of the Ch창teau Neuf at Meudon shows (with artistic license) its neglected state a century later.


Andrea Palladio Andrea Palladio (30 November 1508 – 19 August 1580) was an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarily by Vitruvius, is widely considered the most influential individual in the history of Western architecture. All of his  buildings are located in what was the Venetian  Republic, but his teachings, summarized in the  architectural treatis 


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Faรงade of Palazzo Chiericati in Vicenza


Haussmann the Haussmann Plan, was a modernization program of Paris commissioned by Napoléon III and led by the Seine prefect, Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, between 1853 and 1870. Though work continued until the end of the 19th century, well after the Second Empire's demise in 1870, it is often referred to as the "Second Empire reforms".


Le Marais was one of the rare neighbourhoods almost completely untouched by the Haussmann renovations (pictured: H么tel de Sens).

Place Saint-Georges


Versailles "Versailles" redirects here. For the city, see Versailles (city). For the Japanese metal band, see Versailles (band). For other uses, see Versailles (disambiguation). The Palace of Versailles ( /vɛərˈsaɪ/ vairSY or /vərˈsaɪ/; French: [vɛʁsɑj]), or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. In French it is the Château de Versailles. When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.


The interior court of the Palace of Versailles


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