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One day, my prince will come...

First castle: On this site a strong castle at the Average Age was Then, XVIe century, to Louis of Melun made his residence of it. Second castle: Charles of Melun made it demolish and set up a new castle at the XVIIe century. Restoration of the second castle: In 1740, the economist Victor Riqueti (1715-1789), marquis de Mirabeau, bought the castle built by the lords of Melun and undertook important work of restoration, as well inside as outside. It is in these places that met the physiocrats (defenders of a liberal economy in favour of agriculture), of which Dupont de Nemours formed part. The son of the marquis, who was not other than Honore Gabriel Riqueti (1749-1791), count de Mirabeau, large speaker and politician, was born in this castle. The marquis de Mirabeau sold his castle in 1789. Third castle: This photo watch the smallest wing of the current castle, built in 1883 after demolition of the castle renovated by the marquis de Mirabeau. Sanson was the architect and Duchêne drew the gardens. The Patrice poet of the Tower of the Pine (1911-1975) there passed his childhood and, later, it drew there its inspiration in loneliness and the communion with nature. [... ] The icy day had risen on the marshes; I remained squatted in illusory waiting Looking at ravelling the fauna which returned In the shade, the timorous roe-deers which came to drink And the yelling corbels with the summits of the forests. And I say myself: I am a child of September, Myself, by the c?ur, the fever and the spirit, And the extreme pleasure of all my members, And the desire which I have to run in the Sauvage night, having left the smothering of the rooms [... ] Extrait from the Enfants poem of September of the collection Quète de Joie (1933), ED Gallimard

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