A French gentleman named Louis Mantin inherited this mansion and a fortune at age 42. He then dedicated his life to the arts, science and his personal pleasure. When he died in 1905, his last wish was that the mansion was to be sealed for 100 years and then reopened as a museum. It cost $4,700,000 to restore it to its original pristine condition, and now it is open to the public to see for the first time in a century.
Submitted by: Inge A.