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Gardens in France from the Middle Ages to the Present
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Parks and Gardens

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Parks and gardens in France : French gardens and French Parks which you can visit, discover a French garden by department or area on map. Schools for Horticulture and Landscape Architecture in France Agricultural schools in France, Tree nurseries and plant suppliers in France, Landscape gardeners and landscape firms in France
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Prieuré d'Orsan - The Gardens

Prieuré d'Orsan - The Gardens | French Gardens | Scoop.it
Nestled in a wood at the end of a valley in Berry, this charming hotel has 7 spacious, inviting rooms, each one tastefully decorated. They all boast breathtaking views of the Orsan Gardens, a veritable architectural gem inspired by medieval tapestries and illuminations.
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Château d'Ermenonville - Les Hôtels Particuliers

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Château d'Ermenonville - Les Hôtels Particuliers
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L'histoire du jardin de jeurre - Parc de Jeurre - Site officiel

L'histoire du jardin de jeurre - Parc de Jeurre - Site officiel | French Gardens | Scoop.it
Le parc de jeurre est situé sur une nappe phréatique - le château a d’ailleurs été construit sur pilotis. les terrains du domaine étant largement inondés, ...
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Homepage - Palace of Versailles

Homepage - Palace of Versailles | French Gardens | Scoop.it
The Hall of Mirrors, King’s Grand Apartments, Museum of the History of France, explore the Château de Versailles, its gardens, the Grand Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s domain.
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French Gardens ~ The Artistic Garden - YouTube

Episode 3 of 3 In the last programme in the series, Monty Don turns to France's famous artistic tradition to see what influence it has had on the country's g...
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Relax in the centre of Paris at Parc Monceau : The Good Life France

Relax in the centre of Paris at Parc Monceau : The Good Life France | French Gardens | Scoop.it
Relax in the very heart of Paris in a park of tranquility and beauty where French nobility once played, 18th Century Parc Monceau is pure escapism.
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You don't have to leave Paris to visit a real 18th century folly garden.  Just take the bus or the metro to the Parc Monceau.  Some good museums are nearby, too.

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French Gardens ~ The Gourmet Garden

Episode 2 of 3 Monty visits some of the most famous and interesting gardens in France. In this, the second programme, he turns to the French love of food and ...
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El Mundo En Foto on Twitter

El Mundo En Foto on Twitter | French Gardens | Scoop.it
El jardín de Monet, Giverny, Francia. pic.twitter.com/SKPwqeQtYk
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The text is in Spanish but the photography is universally understood.

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Gilles Clément. Cours du 8 décembre 2011. Le Jardin en mouvement

Cours du professeur Gilles Clément au Collège de France le 8 décembre 2011. Chaire de Création artistique Titre du cours : Le Jardin en mouvement La concepti...
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Théâtres de Verdure (Open-air theaters)

Théâtres de Verdure (Open-air theaters) | French Gardens | Scoop.it
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This unique French site undertakes to list open air theaters, whether ancient or contemporary, in France and abroad. It's illustrated with numerous photographs. 

 

The site has inventoried 63 of these theaters in France and 40 outside of France. Included is Monsieur de Monville's open-air theater at the Désert de Retz in Chambourcy, France.

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le jardin etonnant magique de juin de la joie ~ the ... - daria pew

le jardin etonnant magique de juin de la joie ~ the ... - daria pew | French Gardens | Scoop.it
LE JARDIN ETONNANT MAGIQUE DE JUIN DE LA JOIE ~ THE ASTONISHINGLY MAGICAL JUNE GARDEN OF JOY. S'IL VOUS PLAIT ENTRER! ~ PLEASE ENTER! "Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her ...
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Photographs taken at Marie Antoinette's Hamlet at Trianon on the grounds of the Chateau of Versailles, France

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Les Jardins de Séricourt Nord Pas-de-Calais

Les Jardins de Séricourt Nord Pas-de-Calais | French Gardens | Scoop.it
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Dans la vie comme dans mon jardin, l’opposition est constante, la vie s’oppose à la mort, le bien au mal, le beau au laid ; le juste milieu me semble souvent triste et ennuyeux ...”

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Château of Villandry

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The most famous garden in France for fruits and vegetables.

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Bienvenue | Château de Canon en Normandie

Bienvenue | Château de Canon en Normandie | French Gardens | Scoop.it
Bienvenue au château de Canon, en Normandie ! Vivez un moment unique dans ce lieu classé Monument historique et jardin remarquable : visites des jardins, réceptions, animations, expositions...
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Grounds - Domaine de Chantilly

Grounds - Domaine de Chantilly | French Gardens | Scoop.it
Depuis des siècles Chantilly est le cadre de somptueuses réceptions, les princes y recevaient les roi, les artistes et les grands de ce monde. Aujourd’hui, le Domaine de Chantilly offre un décor prestigieux pour vos événements et vos réceptions. Proposez à vos convives un moment unique dans un cadre enchanteur et historique.
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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte | French Gardens | Scoop.it
Le château de Vaux le Vicomte est l'oeuvre de Nicolas Fouquet, surintendant des finances de Louis XIV. Oeuvre fondatrice du jardin à la française, il est est un modèle d'harmonie entre architecture et paysage.
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Nicole de Vesian - Her Artistic Garden Sanctuary - YouTube

It was over fifteen years ago that I became aware of Nicole de Vesian. A woman who had lived and worked in Paris all her life until the death of her husband,...
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French Gardens ~ Gardens of Power & Passion

Episode 1 of 3 Monty tells the stories behind France's most important historic gardens. These include elaborate walled gardens designed to please the mistress ...
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Jardin des Tuileries | European Trips

Jardin des Tuileries | European Trips | French Gardens | Scoop.it
History of Jardin des Tuileries. Before it became a park, the area where Jardin des Tuileries is located now was full of people whose profession was making tiles for roofs and buildings. This is also the main reason why the park is today called ...
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The Tuileries in Paris.

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Bretagne : le jardin de Trez Bihan

Pour sa première incursion en Bretagne, Jardin Jardinier a rencontré Suzanne et Claude Corbin, en plein Morbihan, entre Vannes et Lorient. (Trézédy - Landaul...
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Desert de Retz. Monsieur de Monville.

Desert de Retz. Monsieur de Monville. | French Gardens | Scoop.it
Description and photographs of the Desert de Retz. Chronology of François Racine de Monville. Francophilia. Gardens. Books. Links to related sites.
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François Racine de Monville (1734-1797) was the creator of the best-preserved folly garden in France, the Désert de Retz, located in Chambourcy, 27 kilometers west of Paris.  Ronald W. Kenyon has written a biography of Monsieur de Monville in English.  More information about the book and the Désert de Retz is found on this website, the Racine de Monville Home Page.  www.desertderetz.info

 

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Le Château de Groussay | Site officiel - Accueil

Le Château de Groussay | Site officiel - Accueil | French Gardens | Scoop.it
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If you want to visit a 20th century version of the Desert de Retz, then visit the chateau and grounds of Groussay in the town of Montfort-l'Amaury.


Owned by the late esthete Carlos de Beistegui y de Yturbe [also known as Charlie de Beistegui], and designed by Cuban interior designer and landscape architect Emelio Terry. The garden contains 14 structures including a Chinese pagoda, a pyramid, a Palladian bridge and even a Tartar Tent, whose interior walls and floors are decorated with a mosaic design incorporating 10,000 tiles of Delft china.


There can be no doubt whatsoever that this garden was directly influenced by the Desert de Retz..

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