Publié : 29 décembre 2015

Where does the Choiseul name come from ?

Schools are often named after famous people from the area.

The duke Etienne-François de Choiseul was born in 1719. He was a brilliant politician and a very important minister of king Louis XV, from 1758 to 1770. When he became too powerful, the king fired him. He spent some years in Chanteloup Castle, in the south of Amboise, where he organised sumptuous parties. He died in 1785, only a few years before the French Revolution. He was totally bankrupt when he died in Paris and was buried in Amboise.

The duke also possessed Amboise castle and Bourdaisière castle in Montlouis which he dismantled to use the rocks and build Chanteloup castle.

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