Le Château Mercier à Mazingarbe

42 rue Alfred Lefebvre - 62670 MAZINGARBE


Built between 1901 and 1920 from a pre-existing house, this impressive building was the home of Louis Mercier, CEO of Bethune Mining Company from 1895 to 1927 and his successors.

This castle was not only the home but also served as the Director of function space for meetings with the officers of the Company, the Parisian authorities and potential investors.
This feature representation certainly explains the use of an architectural composition and typical scenery of the great French classical architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Mansard roofs, boss to shear walls, skylights, oeil-de-boeuf, staples and arched windows and allow to assert the power of the Company and is part of a tradition "reassuring".
A beautiful park, now a public garden, is associated with the building. After the Second World War and the nationalization of the collieries, the castle was transformed into motherhood from 1946 to 1970. Abandoned until 1985, it was bought by the municipality that established the Town Hall.

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