Chateau de Sandricourt

Amblainville, L'Ois

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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Robert Walton Goelet

"Bertie" Goelet, of Chateau de Sandricourt

1880-1941

Anne Marie Guestier

Mrs Anne-Marie (Guestier) Goelet

1899-1988

John Goelet

John Goelet, of Chateau de Sandricourt

b.1931

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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