Madeleine Carroll

1906 – 1987

Visit to Saudreville, outside Paris.

SaudrevilleIn 1938, Madeleine Carroll bought Chateau Saudreville which is located just south of Paris, and in 1940 she gave it over to some 250 orphans and maintained them there until the end of the war.

Saudreville Front ViewOn Sunday September 24th 2006, I visited the Chateau for the first time and toured the house and gardens. It was fascinating to sense the presence of all those orphans who lived there all those years ago, and under such war conditions.