Fortificato del XIV Sec. Nel XX Sec.
Henry and Marie Clews”costo visita 6€”
Henry and Marie Clews, una coppia appartenente a una facoltosa famiglia di banchieri Newyorkesi, rinnovò completamente il castello, e ne fecero la propria residenza. Henry era un pittore scultore e i suoi lavori tuttora riempiono il castello, il quale è nel frattempo diventato sede di una fondazione artistica no-profit istituita dai suoi discendenti.
Info Chateau de la Napoule : Mandelieu-la-Napoule (in occitano Mandaluec la Napola) è un comune francese di 22.067 abitanti situato nel dipartimento delle Alpi Marittime della regione della Provenza-Alpi-Costa Azzurra. Situato a sud-ovest di Cannes e a nord-est di Théoule-sur-Mer. – La località è nota per il Castello de La Napoule, un castello fortificato del XIV Sec. Nel XX Sec.,
Localizzazione Stato Francia Francia Regione Blason région fr Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.svg Provenza-Alpi-Costa Azzurra Dipartimento Arms of Nice.svg Alpi Marittime Arrondissement Grasse Cantone Mandelieu-La-Napoule Territorio Coordinate 43°33′N 6°56′E Altitudine 300 m s.l.m. Superficie 31,36 km² Abitanti 22 067 (2009) Densità 703,67 ab./km² Altre informazioni Cod. postale 06210 Fuso orario UTC+1 Codice INSEE 06079
Info Francese: The Château de la Napoule is a restored French castle, located in Mandelieu-la-Napoule in the Alpes-Maritimes Department of France, It has been classified as an historical landmark since 1993, and the gardens are listed by the French Ministry of Culture as among the Notable gardens of France. It was featured as one of the main locations in the 1999 movie Simon Sez.
The castle was constructed in the 14th century by the Countess of Villeneuve. Over the centuries it was rebuilt several times. In the 19th century it was turned into a glass factory. In 1918, it was purchased by Americans,
Henry Clews Jr. and Marie Clews (1880-1959), who restored and moved into the castle. They added additional sections in their own personal style, with sculptures by Henry Clews Jr.
The castle is owned by the La Napoule Art Foundation, which was founded in 1951 by Marie Clews, and serves as a cultural centre. After Henry’s death and during the Second World War, the castle was captured by German soldiers. Marie Clews served the soldiers by acting as the maid of the castle’s staff so she could stay close to her home and the memory of her husband.
When the Clewses acquired the castle, the park had cedar and eucalyptus trees, and had been abandoned for years. Marie Clews began the restoration of the gardens.
The park of the castle today has elements of a garden à la française and of an English landscape garden, with a grand alley, basins, perspectives, and views of the sea. In addition, there are three smaller gardens in the Italian style: the Garden de la Mancha next to the Tower of La Mancha, under which the mausoleum of the Clews family is located; the terraces which overlook the Bay of Cannes, which are planted with cypress trees, hedges and rosemary; and the secret garden, in a corner of the walls with windows looking at the sea, with a Venetian
well in the Centre.
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