While at school in Paris, Bennett and his peers took trips around France to sketch and learn from the country’s stunning architecture. Bennett’s Beaux-Arts training and experience in France determined his own architectural style and practices for the rest of his life. Bennett did so much to further French architectural culture in the U.S., in fact, that he was awarded Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor in 1927. Bennett was not influenced only by French styles, however, but by European architecture as a whole. After graduating school in 1901, Bennett was awarded a tour of Italy, Sicily, Athens, and Istanbul. He would come to visit Europe twice more in his life, and his sketches and pictures served as inspiration for his work in the U.S. 

Pont Alexander III, Paris

A post of the Pont Alexander III, a bridge spanning the Seine in Paris, France.

Entry Pavilion, Château de Bagatelle, Paris

The entry pavilion of the Château de Bagatelle in Paris, France. Edward H. Bennett modeled his Lake Forest home on the Château de Bagatelle, naming his simply "Bagatelle."

The Royal Chapel, Versailles

 The Royal Chapel in Versailles, France.

The Royal Chapel, Versailles.

The Royal Chapel in Versailles, France.

Bassin de la Pyramide, Versailles

The Bassin de la Pyramide, a fountain in Versailles, France.

Park of the Château de Fontainebleau

The park of the Château de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau, France. 

The Château de Compiègne

The Château de Compiègne in Compiègne, France. 

Oxford Structure

A structure in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Trinity College and President's House, Oxford

Trinity College and President's House in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Mosque El Barkouk

The mosque of Sultan El Barkouk in Cairo, Egypt. 

Roman Architecture

Structure in Rome, Italy.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

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