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Château de Montvillargenne, Chantilly, France

Château de Montvillargenne, surrounded by the Chantilly Forest, north of Paris was built in the Norman style by Jeanne de Rothschild (1874-1929), and her husband Baron Abram Leonino (1867-1911), an Italian banker.

The Château was abandoned for ten years on the death of Jeanne. It was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. After the war, a novitiate run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus moved into the building. This was replaced by a vocational school of arts in 1969.

In 1985, the Château de Montvillargenne was converted into a luxury hotel.

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