Château Orquevaux History France

CHATEAU LINEAGE

Marie-Angelique Diderot (1753-1824)
Marie-Angelique Diderot (1753-1824)

On September 9th, 1772 The daughter of Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Marie-Angelique Diderot (1753-1824)

1) Caroillon de Vandeul [1780 - 1911
1) Caroillon de Vandeul [1780 - 1911

In approximately the 1760's Abel Caroillon du Vandeul acquires a farm furnace and metal forge, Jacquot at Orquevaux on Road Cul du Cerf, which had belonged to the Baron de Thiers... His son Denis who is a master blacksmith and French politician, will continue to run the Forge in Orquevaux...Around this time the family acquires the present property of Chateau Orquevaux...

Eugene de Vanduel - Politician
Eugene de Vanduel - Politician

Denis's son, Eugene Abel Francois Caroillon du Vandeul, (1812-1870 died in Orquevaux) continues to operate the Forge - he is an Industrialist and Politician, Grandson of Abel Vandeul and Great-Grandson of Denis Diderot... (photo circa 1860)

Charles Denis du Vandeul
Charles Denis du Vandeul

Charles Denis (Albert) Caroillon du Vandeul (Born 1837- 1911) -Son of Eugene and Great-Great Grandson of Denis Diderot is the fourth generation proprietor, the last Vandeul in the family line, and remaining Heir of The Chateau and surrounding property... (photo circa 1860)

2) Baron Le Vavasseue [1911 - 1918]
2) Baron Le Vavasseue [1911 - 1918]

Baron Levavasseur on Horse

3) Rothea and de Saint-Exupery
3) Rothea and de Saint-Exupery

3) Rothea and de Saint-Exupery (by marriage) [1918 - 1987]

Wedding Day June 14th, 1922
Wedding Day June 14th, 1922

Guy de Saint-Exupery (1899-1980) and Andree Rothea (1899-1989). Andree Rothea daughter of M. Rothea brings in dowry Chateau d'Orquevaux. The Chateau will now be known as Chateau d'Saint-Exuprey.

5) Scheftsik [1987 - 2002]
5) Scheftsik [1987 - 2002]

Wedding day at Chateau. John Sheftzic,Châtelain 1987- 2003 Francine Sheftzic, Chatelaine 1990-1997

6) Attias Family [2002 - present]
6) Attias Family [2002 - present]

In 2003, Amram and Virginia Attias (USA) purchase the property from John... They are the Châtelain and Chatelaine from 2003-2015.