ARC BOUTANT Historic
A past project of Arc Boutant is the Chateau de Montflaux located in central Normandy. The site includes the magnificent chateau surrounded by a moat, a chapel, two farms, and cultivated fields. In the words of Thomas Gerling describing the chateau: "You will find a building which is admittedly in bad shape. All the same, it has lost nothing of its dignity and its charm."
Major foci of the program were documentation, structural study, and preservation theory. We also enacted such emergency measures as slate roof repair to keep the weather out.
The building dates to the 17th century. Its granite walls stand on 12th century foundations, and its interiors were redecorated in the 18th century. It belonged to the Marquise of Crequi, daughter of the third Count of Monflaux and intimate friend and benefactresse of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DIRECTOR, ANNE TOXEY
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