The Nemours Mansion: Versailles-Inspired Palace

The Nemours Mansion: Versailles-Inspired Palace

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Rachael Grad
Jul 14, 2009

The Nemours Mansion in Wilmington, Delaware was inspired by Versailles and has the largest formal French garden in North America. Originally built in 1910 by Alfred I. du Pont for his second wife, Alicia du Pont, the mansion was recently reopened after a $39 million restoration that took 3 years. The estate grounds include a maze garden, a Temple of Love, and an oval reflecting pool that contains 800,000 gallons of water and covers a third of an acre...

The mansion has 77 rooms and takes up an acre of land. The paintings are by masters including J.M.W. Turner and Breugel the Younger. Have you visited the newly renovated Nemours Mansion & Gardens?

More Info on The Nemours Mansion & Gardens:
• Take a virtual tour of the Nemours Mansion & Gardens
• See The Washington Post slideshow: A Glimpse of a Gilded Age

The Nemour Mansion & Gardens is located at 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803 (phone 800.651.6912) and open to visitors Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

(Images: Jim Graham; flickr user bluelibris)

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