Located just above the church, the castle historically depended on the Lord of Meulan. Passed into different hands, the castle and the park still belong to the family of Vincent Marochetti, lawyer at the Court of Cassation and the Council of State in Paris. They are protected by a partial classification as Historic Monuments. The 11 hectare estate includes numerous belvederes, a vegetable garden, an orchard and a wooded park.
Private mansion and former hunting lodge, the building was built towards the end of the 17th century for François Michel Le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, Minister of the Watch of King Louis XIV. He saw many families pass by who had orchestrated various expansions, including a chapel, commissioned by the widow of the Marquis d’Héricourt shortly after the Revolution.
Monet, Sisley, Pissaro, Renoir … The biggest names in impressionist painting found in the Seine an inexhaustible source of inspiration! Their strolls along the river inspired them many paintings today famous. And why not follow in their footsteps and explore them in the Yvelines? Cruises, walks, museums, hotels on the banks of the Seine … Everyone will find what they are looking for!
Legend says that in the 3rd century, the villagers were terrorized by a dragon living in a cave whose source it poisoned. When Saint-Nicaise tamed the monster, the villagers were baptized with the spring water that had become pure. Over the centuries, the fountain has seen many miracles performed for those who drink its water.