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Mon Plaisir Palace (Peterhof)

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Palaces

MON PLAISIR (from French meaning "my pleasure"), a palace in the Lower park of Peterhof - a single-storied brick Holland House, joined with the help of glazed galleries with its side wings (1714-1723, architect I.F. Braunstein, J.B. Le Blond, N. Michetti, to the draft of Peter the Great), located on the shore of the gulf, where a terrace with a balustrade was arranged (stone ground, 1787-1788). In front of the South Court of Mon Plaisir there is a garden with the Sheaf fountain and four bells-fountains (craftsman L. Garnichfelt, to the draft of Peter the Great). From the west side the garden is restricted by the stone Catherine outbuilding (1744-1755, architect F. Rastrelli; rebuilt in 1785-86, architect G. Quarenghi), from the east side - the Bath-House (1800, architect G. Quarenghi) and the Assembly Hall (1726-32, architect M.G. Zemtsov, 1748, architect F. Rastrelli). In 1918, Mon Plaisir was turned into a museum; it was relatively lightly damaged during the Second World War, restored in 1959-65 (architect A.E. Hessen) and in the 1970s-90s.

Y. M. Piryutko.

Braunstein Johann Friedrich
Garnichfelt Leonard von
Hessen Alexander Ernestovich
Le Blond Jean-Baptiste Alexander
Michetti Niccolo
Peter I, Emperor
Quarenghi Giacomo
Rastrelli Francesco de
Zemtsov Mikhail Grigorievich


Hessen A.E. (1917- 2001 ), architect-restorer

Hessen Alexander Ernestovich (1917, Petrograd - 2001, St. Petersburg), architect, restorer, one of the founders of the school of scientific architectural restoration in Leningrad. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (1939)

Lower Park (Petrodvorets)

LOWER PARK forms the main part of the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble, located on an area adjacent to the Gulf of Finland which is actually lower than sea level, hence its name. The total area of the park is 102

Peterhof Museum Park

PETERHOF MUSEUM PARK. Called Petrodvorets State Museum Park in 1944-91, the museum was founded in 1918. It included the palace and park ensemble in the town of Peterhof: the Lower Park and the Upper Park with fountains, a system of canals and pools

Peterhof, palace and park ensemble

PETERHOF, the palace and park ensemble in Petrodvorets. Until 1917, remained a summer imperial residence on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. The construction of Peterhof started in 1709 at the command of Tsar Peter the Great

Rastrelli B. C. (1675-1744), sculptor

RASTRELLI, Bartolomeo Carlo de (1675-1744), sculptor, architect, carver, representative of the Baroque. Of Italian descent, studied in Florence. From 1698, worked in Rome, from 1700, in Paris. In 1716, he came to St

Schluter A., (1659-1714), architect

SCHLUTER Andreas (1659-1714, St. Petersburg), sculptor, architect, designer. Studied and worked in Berlin, later in Warsaw. In 1713, by invitation of Peter the Great, came to St