City Views, France, France, Burgund, Chateau du Saint-Point, Alphonse de Lamartine
"Chateau du Saint-Point"
Wood engraving published 1878.
Original antique print
Below the image and on the reverse side is a detailed article about Lamartine's residence Saint-Point and the surrounding area.
Image: 11 x 15.5 cm (4.3 x 6.1")
Saint-Point, castle inhabited from the 12th to the 15th century was bought by the chevalier de Pratz, Alphonse de Lamartine’s father, while it was in state of abandon in 1801. It became the poet’s family home.
Alphonse de Lamartine inherited the castle in advance at the occasion of his marriage with an English aristocrat, Marry-Ann Birch and began to restore it in the Anglo-Saxon gothic style that he discovered during a trip to England.
Lamartine had a quatrefoil gallery built as well as a a neogothic portico and English gardens.
The castle’s neogothic façade, Lamartine’s study and bedroom, listed as Monuments historiques (important sites of cultural heritage in France), have been preserved as they were when the poet passed away.