Pyramide at Château Groussay

Location: The Château de Groussay is located in the town of Montfort-l'Amaury, in the Department of Yvelines, in France.
Function: Folly
Opened: 1968
Occupants: 0

In 1968, Charles de Beistegui conceived this pink brick pyramid, inspired by that of Caiius Sestius in Rome. Landscaped the ground, excavating lakes and canals and building the stone monuments ("Follies") over a period of 20 years.

Another travel bloggers claimed that the Groussay pyramid is inspired by the ice house pyramid at the Desert de Retz, shown below. They are similar size and shape, for sure.

Link to more about Groussay on Wikipedia. (Pyramid not shown on wikipedia.)

Ice house pyramid at the Desert de Retz.

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