Stanisław Leszczyński, King of Poland

Elected king of Poland from 1704 to 1709, Stanisław Leszczyński has to abdicate for the benefit of Augustus II of Saxony. In 1725 the wedding of his daughter Maria to the French king Louis XV allows him to find refuge in France, at the castle of Chambord for eight years. The building hasn't received modern fittings since Louis XIV : winters are cold and humid and mosquitos proliferate during summer. The court accompanying Stanisław often seeks a more confortable accomodation in the neighboring castles. Due to the impossibility to regain the throne of Poland, Stanisław receives the duchy of Lorraine. He settles in Nancy and Lunéville until his death.