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Le Château Stanislas Desandrouin - FRESNES SUR ESCAUT

Historic site and monument ,  World Heritage (UNESCO) ,  Castle ,  Industrial site at Fresnes-sur-Escaut
  • The lands hosting the castle belonged to the Desandrouin family. Around 1770, Stanislas, director of the Compagnie d'Anzin and grandson of Jacques (discoverer of coal), built a sumptuous house with the profits he derives from the coal business. Neoclassical in style and massive in its appearance, the castle stands out without doubt and is surrounded by a vast park: aviary, hunting lodge, garden bridge and water mirrors make up the whole complex. Not far from the castle, an artificial island...
    The lands hosting the castle belonged to the Desandrouin family. Around 1770, Stanislas, director of the Compagnie d'Anzin and grandson of Jacques (discoverer of coal), built a sumptuous house with the profits he derives from the coal business. Neoclassical in style and massive in its appearance, the castle stands out without doubt and is surrounded by a vast park: aviary, hunting lodge, garden bridge and water mirrors make up the whole complex. Not far from the castle, an artificial island is surmounted by a temple of love built in 1777. The set indirectly reflects the prosperity and financial strength of the Company of Anzin, already at the end of the 18th century.