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The Courances garden

The Courances garden

Courances is both a castle and a garden. And for those who are particularly interested in the garden, an immersion in five centuries of history is to be expected. Indeed, the estate has seen many summers since its inception in the second half of the 16th century. He also saw many owners pass by, all of whom were attentive to developing the garden while respecting its original character, one adding a canal, another an avenue of plane trees, another yet a Japanese garden ... Besides the brand of history, the other feature that strikes the visitor is the omnipresence of water. Whether in the form of ditches, a mirror of water or even a simple river, the aquatic element is everywhere. From the outset, there were no less than 14 springs punctuating the estate, as well as a river - the sweet name of Ecole - whose course must be mastered. Today, the Courances garden has seventeen water features. In the surroundings, the grass is almost everywhere reinforcing the feeling of presence of nature and inviting to a walk in complete freedom just 50 km from the capital.

Courances Park and Castle


Chateau de Courances The reflecting pool is an impressive one hectare pond stretching in front of the chateau. "Mirror, my beautiful mirror", which is the most beautiful, from the garden or the castle?

Courances Park and Castle


Chateau de Courances Other games of water and reflections, this time from the long paved alley bordered by two canals and planted with plane trees.

Courances Park and Castle


Chateau de Courances Created at the beginning of the 20th century, the Japanese garden brings a touch of exoticism to the heart of this five-century-old estate.

Courances Park and Castle


Chateau de Courances In spring, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths bloom, while autumn sees warm colors bloom in the foliage of Japanese maples, purple beeches and liquidambars.

Courances Park and Castle


Chateau de Courances At the foot of the chateau, two plant rooms decorated with boxwood embroidery lead the eye to the reflecting pool.

Courances Park and Castle


Chateau de Courances This aerial view of the chateau highlights the importance, in number and surface area, of the various water features. At this distance, one can also appreciate the careful design of the boxwood embroidery located in front of the facade.

Courances Park and Castle


Classic Chateau de Courances? Not only. The Parc de Courances is also romantic and this is how the trees freely extend their foliage above the water, offering vegetal arches for walkers.

Courances Park and Castle


Chateau de Courances Romanticism and grace combine to form a peaceful painting. This pretty bather hides a waterfall that pours into the basin in front of her.

Courances Park and Castle


Chateau de Courances If the Courances park calls you, know that you can take advantage of numerous thematic visits - to discover springs, birds or trees - to discover all aspects of the area.