During the 17th Century there were Three monarchs who ruled France and were involved in architecture during the century:
The most important notion for the principle of the architecture during this era is representational which projected beliefs and aspirations of contemporary society. The french architect did respected the ancient principles of decorum which included the exterior elevations, location of rooms, choice of materials and decorations of interiors. The Art of Planning was considered the most essential element and this contained three major headings, Ecclesiastical edifices, Public building and Private dwellings.
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis Le Vau, Maincy, 1658 to 1661