gardens in France

Mar 23rd, 2007, 03:43 AM
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we are going to Versailles one morning to see the gardens only and the Trianon,
then to Roseraie de Lhay, because we love roses, and I would like some recomendations in that area to make a 2 garden in the afternoon,
Vaux le Viconte, Courance we are going another day and Fontainebleau we are not going,
any suggestion?
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Mar 23rd, 2007, 11:59 AM
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Perhaps I missed this, but aren't you going to the gardens in the Bois de Boulogne while you are in Paris? They are beautiful. Maybe you are, as you mention some anniversary of Bagatelle, and I guess you mean Paris.

I didn't think the gardens at Vaux le Vicomte were hardly worth a look, maybe they've done something to improve them since I was there a couple years ago. At that time, there just wasn't anything much at all, just a large expanse of lawn with some hedges. I don't recall hardly any flowers. I much preferred Fontainebleau to those. The gardens at Chantilly were nice enough, as I recall. But I really would rate Bois de Boulogne over any of those.

The gardens at the chateau in St-Germain-en-Laye were also designed by Le Notre, and that is easy to get to on the RER. I don't suppsoe they are as outstanding as some of these others, though. However, the Grand Terrace there is one of his major achievements, according to the French Ministry of Culture's website on gardens and Le Notre.

I guess he designed Chantilly, also.

Here's a good article on gardens in the Loire Valley.

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Apr 7th, 2007, 02:44 PM
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Yes, I will go to Bagatelle, on the 100 years of the rose trials.
Anyone knows abot Andre Eve garden at Pithiviers, is it worth the visit, remember we all love roses, and flowers.
Also would like to know of jardin D Angelique near Rouen,
thanks p
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Apr 7th, 2007, 03:16 PM
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I see you are going to Chenonceau. Its gardens are small but beautiful. The chateau itself was one of my favorites.

I am glad you posted about the celebration of Bagatelle. I will be in Paris for the month of June, and now I will look into this. Merci!
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