He decorated the Sainte Chapelle at Bourges; he built the Hotel de Nesle in Paris, and palaces at Poitiers, Bourges, Mehun-sur-Yevre and elsewhere.
Tradition has involved and obscured the story, which is the origin of the legend of the tour de Nesle made famous by the drama of A.
In 1 744 to his mistress, Marie Anne de Mailly-Nesle, duchess of Chateauroux.
Marie's one attempt to interfere in politics, an effort to prevent the disgrace of the duke of Bourbon, was the beginning of her husband's alienation from her; and after the birth of her seventh child Louise, Marie was practically deserted by Louis, who openly avowed his liaison with Louise de Nesle, comtesse de Mailly, who was replaced in turn by her sisters Pauline marquise de Vintimille, and Marie Anne, duchess de Chateauroux, and these by Madame de Pompadour.
From a branch of the old lords of Clermont were descended the lords of Nesle and Chantilly.