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La Châtre in Indre, Centre-Val de Loire, France
 

Hôtel de Villaines

 
 
Hôtel de Villaines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Fonce, February 23, 2018
1. Hôtel de Villaines Marker
Inscription.   Cet hôtel particulier fut édifié par Bargat à la fin du XVIIIe siècle pour le Marquis Etienne Phillippe de Villaines, chef de brigade des gardes du corps du Roi, maréchal des camps et armées en 1790.

Acheté par la Municipalité en 1807, il abrita le collège de La Châtre jusqu'en 1954. Depuis, il est le siège de la bibliothèque, riche de 30 000 volumes.

[English translation:]

This mansion was built by Bargat in the late eighteenth century for the Marquis Etienne Phillippe de Villaines, brigade chief of the King's bodyguards, marshal of the camps and armies in 1790.

Purchased by the Municipality in 1807, it housed the college of La Châtre until 1954. Since then, it housed the library, with a collection of 30,000 volumes.
(Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation.
 
Location. 46° 34.866′ N, 1° 59.189′ E. Marker is in La Châtre, Centre-Val de Loire, in Indre. Marker is on Rue Nationale

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0 kilometers north of Rue du Marché, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 Rue nationale, La Châtre, Centre-Val de Loire 36400, France. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plaque Commémorative de Jean Pacton (here, next to this marker); Place du Marché / Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); La maison du Chevalier d'Ars (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Place du Docteur Vergne (about 150 meters away); Maison rue des Pavillons (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); La Bataille de Bir Hakeim / The Battle of Bir Hakeim (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Fontaine Sainte-Radegonde (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pont des Cabignats (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Châtre.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2018, by Corentin Buisson of Saint-Août, France. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Corentin Buisson of Saint-Août, France. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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Aug. 10, 2020