Chateau de Sandricourt
Built in the early 1800s by the Marquis de Beauvoir, it replaced a medieval chateau built by their family several centuries earlier. It was sold in 1908 by the baseball-obsessed Ludovic (1841-1929), Marquis de Beauvoir, who used the proceeds to fund L'Athletic Club of Paris. Hoping to attract rich Americans, the following year he also announced that he intended to start a professional baseball league in France....
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Sadly for Ludovic, his plans were misguided and both came to nothing. The new owner at Sandricourt, Robert Walton Goelet, was an American - indeed one of the wealthiest men in New York - with French roots. He paid $300,000 for the domaine and lived here with his French wife, Anne-Marie. It was reputed to have enjoyed the best shooting within relative proximity to Paris and today is the home of their youngest son, John.
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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 03/04/2020 and last updated on 16/02/2021.
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