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1 Av de Villiers Tel :
75008  Paris
France  

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Created at the end of the 18th century by the Duc de Chartres, next Duc d’Orleans who asked Carmontelle, a draughtsman and theater-man, to the lay-out dreamt up picturesque scenery filled with pyramids, pagodas, roman temples and medieval ruins. This garen was called the ? folie de Chartres ?. In 1861, Alphand opened up part of it as an English-style public garden.The rotunda, the oval-shaped basin and the columnade from the uncompleted tomb of Henri II in Saint-Denis are not to be missed.

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