What is its history ?
In 1584, François de Balzac d'Entragues acquired the seigneury of Boissy. His daughter, Marie-Charlotte (sister of Henry IV's mistress, Catherine-Henriette Balzac d'Entragues) enlarged it and it soon had a farm, a farm building, a large main building and all sorts of land including woods, vineyards and meadows. Marie-Charlotte continued to enlarge the property and acquired the right to build a chapel and a dovecote. In 1656, she donated the estate to the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris. Guillaume de Lamoignon became the owner in 1659 and resold to Nicolas de Montauzan in 1681. The estate was established as a fief on 30 July 1681 and was named the stronghold of Artois (the name came from Madame de Montauzan maiden name, she was born Louise d'Artois). When Nicolas de Montauzan passed away, his two sons Nicolas and Pierre inherited the stronghold of Artois in joint ownership. Following the financial difficulties of Nicolas de Montauzan, the stronghold was divided up and the field of Tourelles was returned to Pierre de Montauzan. When he died in 1753, he bequeathed it to his first cousin, Jean Lemée, who was a prosecutor at the Châtelet of Paris. He then donated it to his godson and nephew, Charles Jean Cormier, in 1761. In 1802, the property was sold by his sisters and heirs to Jean-Baptiste Mesnard, a notary in Paris. His wife, Mrs. Adelaide Chavet, passed it down to her daughter, Amelie Mesnard (wife of Jules Eugene Hardouin, advisor to the Court of Cassation) in 1857. When Mrs. Hardouin died in 1888, the estate was passed on to her son, Jules. At the beginning of the 20th century, the estate was divided. One of the two pavilions housing a farm was sold, it is now an organic farm. The rest of the estate remained in the same family until 2015, when we became the owners.