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In Paris, the mythical Villa Windsor will open to the public


In the Bois de Boulogne, the house where Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson lived will now be managed by the Mansart Foundation.

“Perfect timing”,

could say Charles III.

Five days before the official visit of the King of the United Kingdom to France, we learned that the Villa Windsor was to be restored to open to the public in 2024. Nestled on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, the residence was until then closed double turn, biding his time and feeding all the fantasies.

Owned by the city of Paris since 1859, it owes its fame to Edward VIII, great-uncle of Charles III.

It is in these 14 rooms that the exiled king and his wife, the American Wallis Simpson, took up residence between 1953 and 1986, the year of the Duchess's death.

Forming a cursed and extremely worldly couple, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor gave receptions that have gone down in history.

Stéphane Boudin, from Maison Jansen, a Parisian decoration company, redid the house, under the watchful eye of the Duchess.

In 1974, the latter let in the photographer Wolfgang Kühn, for a series of shots, which have since contributed to the myth.

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Source: lefigaro

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