The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Rambouillet
RAMBOUILLET, a town of France, in the department of Seine-et-Oise, 30 m. S. W. of Paris; pop. in 1872, 4,725. It contains a palace built in the shape of a horse shoe, protected by ditches and flanked with five strong towers, in one of which Francis I. died. It is sursounded by beautiful gardens planned by Le Nôtre and a large park. The extensive forest adjoining was the favorite sporting ground of Charles X., who after the triumph of the revolution of July, 1830, in Paris, made an ineffectual show of resistance here. A school for daughters of officers was established in the palace in 1852.