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Researching the Lafayette Legacy

Author S.P.Grogan at ‘hidden’ Lafayette statue, near Cours Albert 1er, Paris
Reflection of Château de la Grange-Bléneau
Author touring at Château de Chavaniac, the area now known as Chavaniac-Lafayette
Author at site of Lafayette's death in 1834. Now an expensive restaurant.
At the gravesite of Gilbert and Adrienne Lafayette, Picpus Cemetery, Paris
Château de la Grange-Bléneau
Birthplace of Gilbert du Motier de la Fayette at the Château de Chavaniac, in Auvergne, in southern France. As a young noble but not from Paris, Gilbert was regarded as an outsider, a provincial ‘hick’ which may have led to his basic drive for recognition.
Below: bedroom where Gilbert was born
Marquis de La Fayette portrait on the walls at Versailles Palace
Château de la Grange-Bléneau, outside of Paris, Lafayette’s last home. Took one of the most amazing private tours of the home, built in the 14 th century, added to in the 17 th century. Owned by Adrienne’s mother side of the family.
Author in Paris
Plaque at location of Lafayette's final days and passing