Villa du Châtelet

Villa du Châtelet

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Évian-les-Bains

Built around 1900 for Charles Taillefer, legal counsel to the French Embassy in
London, then integrated to the Châtelet thermal baths, this large villa with a turret
looks like a small castle.

It is accessed via a monumental portico-promenade which surmounts vast cellars and basements using the natural slope of the land. The facade is punctuated by balconies, columns with ornate capitals and wide bays overlooking Lake Geneva. A testimony to the art of living of the Belle Epoque, the Villa du Châtelet was recently renovated by its owners with respect for the distribution of the rooms and the original interior decoration (colored stained-glass windows, Hungarian-point parquet flooring) and then made available to the town of Evian. Today it is promoted by the association "Les Amis de la Villa du Châtelet - Cercle culturel lémanique" which presents two permanent exhibitions and offers a space for conviviality and cultural encounters.

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