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La Villa algérienne du Cap-Ferret

The Algerian Villa in Le Cap-Ferret

Building work on the Algerian Villa began in 1864 and finished the following year. Léon Lesca (1825-1913), a public works entrepreneur originally enom La Teste and who had spent a large part of his career in Algeria, entrusted Bordeaux architect Jean-Eugène Ormières with the task of building the villa. Ormières, who worked for Paul Régnauld, chief engineer at the Compagnie des Chemins de fer du Mi…