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L'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, Chevreuse Valley, France

Charlotte de Rothschild (1825-1899) purchased the ruins of the Cistercian Abbaye des Vaux-de-Cernay (Vaulx) in 1874 and 1875. Over the next few years, with the help of the architect Félix Langlais, she restored the building, making it her summer residence, where she could house her collections of medieval and Renaissance objects, and entertain personalities such as Queen Amélie, Princess Mathilde, Georges Bizet, Saint Saëns and Alfred Dumas fils. When she died in 1899, Charlotte left the abbey to her son Arthur (1851-1903), and it then became the property of Henri (1872-1941) and Mathilde (1874-1926). The house later became a centre for agricultural studies, and is now a hotel.

Estates: L'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, postcards, 1920

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Postcards of livestock kept by Baron Henri de Rothschild at his estate, des Vaux (Vaulx) de Cernay: Domaine des Vaulx de Cernay. Propriété de Monsieur le Baron Henri de Rothschild. "Ajax" No.525 Belier Southdown. Né le 28 Février 1917. Poids: 115 kgrs. Photograph of a ram by G.Bodmer, 1920; Domaine des Vaulx de Cernay. Propriété de Monsieur le Baron Henri de Rothschild. Le Grand Monarque. Verrat,. Large White Yorkshire. Poids 250 kilos. Photograph of a pig by G.Bodmer, 1920; Domaine des Vaulx de Cernay. Propriété de Monsieur le Baron Henri de Rothschild. La Madelon. Truie Large White Yorkshire. Poids 225 kilos. Photograph of a pig by G.Bodmer, 1920.

Estates: L'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, secondary sources, 1906

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L'Abbaye des Vaulx (Vaux) de Cernay. Album edité par le Baron Henri de Rothschild, (Paris: 1906): an album of black and white photographs of the interior and exterior of the Abbaye.

Estates: L'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, secondary sources, 1930

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L'Abbaye des Vaulx (Vaux) de Cernay, (Paris: Éditions de la Gallerie Pigalle, 1930). 'Album publié par les soins du Baron Henri de Rothschild.'

Estates: L'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, secondary sources, 1931

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L'abbaye des Vaux de Cernay by Marcel Aubert and Jean Verrier (Paris: Éditions Émile-Paul frères, 1931): a history of the property and a catalogue of the collections of Henri de Rothschild.