Since the 1970s, the castle in Maisons-Laffitte (northwest of Paris) has been a popular location for at least a dozen films, including Love and Death by Woody Allen.
Its architecture influenced the look of the Château de Franconville in Saint-Martin-du-Tertre (France), the Zhang-Laffitte in Beijing (China) and the Plaza Constitución terminal train station in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Built in the 17th century, this castle is a prime example of French baroque architecture. In 1651, Louis XIV, the King of France visited the Château de Maisons-Laffitte.
On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the death of le Roi-Soleil (the Sun King), the town of Maisons-Laffitte and the Château de Maisons partnered up for an exhibition of 530 sculptures (40 tons of stone) at the entrance of the castle. Stéphane Vigny’s Totalement désARçonnés — Louis XIV… Oméga III can be visited until October 12. His installation is a homage to art created during the years of King Louis XIV.
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