Château de Sceaux, Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France..... http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/photos.htm .... The Château de Sceaux is a grand country not far from Paris. Located in a park laid out by André Le Nôtre, it houses the Musée de l’Île-de-France. The former château was built for Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV's minister of finance, who purchased the domaine in 1670. The present château, designed to evoke the style of Louis XIII, dates from the Second Empire.