The small castle of Picheny, in Napoleon III style, was built in 1869 by and for the architect Charles Hyppolite Blanche.
The castle was his summer and hunting residence.
The Second Empire style, also known as the Napoleon III style, is a style born in France under the Second Empire, under the impetus of Emperor Napoleon and Empress Eugénie. Between 1860 and 1880 this style enjoyed great success with the French bourgeoisie.
Charles Hippolyte worked in Paris, where he built several luxury and high-end apartment buildings. Charles Hypopolite Blanche was a colleague of Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Haussmann who is known as the urban planner who created the current Paris with these great boulevards.