Garden

The castle - ©François de Dijon / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©François de Dijon / CC-BY-SA

You ungrateful son! Barbirey is an old land dating back to the Middle Ages. But its history really began with the famous banker Jean Paris de Monmartel, who owned Barbirey in the 18th century. He...

The Japanese garden - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The Japanese garden - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

Albert Kahn’s foundation Albert was born in 1860 in Marmoutier (Alsace, Eastern France), in a rich family: his parents were Jewish merchants. Young Albert left his home to work in Paris, at the age...

The pavilion - ©Pierre-Selim / CC-BY-SA The pavilion - ©Pierre-Selim / CC-BY-SA

A foundation made by Stanislas, king of Poland and duke of Lorraine! Originally, the Pépinière ("tree nursery") was a simple trees plant. The old nursery was in the middle of the royal vegetable plot.

General view - ©Rvalette / CC-BY-SA General view - ©Rvalette / CC-BY-SA

The Magalon and their estate Here we are back in the beginning of the 17th century: two brothers from Marseille, the Magalon, rich merchants, just owned a 10 hectares land on a quiet place in...

A nice view! - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA A nice view! - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

Once upon a time Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud is a pretty old city, known since the 6th century. A little priory was founded here: Clodoald, king of Orléans' son, lived here as a hermit and died here.....

The garden - ©Charluber / CC-BY-SA The garden - ©Charluber / CC-BY-SA

Abattoirs ("slaughterhouse") were replaced by the park Georges-Brassens, laid out between 1977 and 1985. But we found vestiges of this former slaughterhouse: the bell-tower, the two detached houses...

General view - ©Antonio paninho / CC-BY-SA General view - ©Antonio paninho / CC-BY-SA

25 hectares of greenery, in Paris! And yet in the Middle-Ages, the place was a desolate and wild land, where stood the famous gibbet of Montfaucon... Gibbets which stayed here until 1761... and...

Diane's gardens - ©Dennis Jarvis / CC-BY-SA Diane's gardens - ©Dennis Jarvis / CC-BY-SA

King Henri II's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, owned the estate in 1547. She laid out fruits orchard and vegetable plot: currant bushes, violets, wild strawberries, onions… and even exotic fruits and...

The gardens - ©Viault / CC-BY-SA The gardens - ©Viault / CC-BY-SA

This nice brick and stone castle located near Argentan houses beautiful gardens. The story began in the beginning of the 18th century, when Jacques de Tirmois, councillor at the parliament of...

The Fountain spring - ©Daniel VILLAFRUELA / CC-BY-SA The Fountain spring - ©Daniel VILLAFRUELA / CC-BY-SA

Those gardens were laid out in the 18th century by Jacques-Philip Maréschal, engineer of Nîmes fortifications. They are located bottom of mount Cavalier, where the tower Magne stands. All the(...


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