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Domaine of Villarceaux, Chaussy

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Domaine of Villarceaux is a spectacular French château with a water garden and a park. It has been classified as an historic monument of France and is used for concerts and cultural events. Here you will be able to witness a rare 18th century ornamental feature called farthingale (French: vertugadin) that is modeled after the hoop skirts of the same century. The farthingale is surrounded by statutes imported from Italy. The gardens were built to protect France from the British. Interestingly, you will get a glimpse of the medieval fortifications in the park. You can enjoy a completely free entry to the site on certain days as specified on the website. Put Domaine of Villarceaux into our Chaussy holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chaussy.
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  • A park to visit his Castle from the top plans d ' water in 2004, the park receives the label "remarkable Garden". End of 2007, the area has welcomed over 55,000 visitors. In 2012, he was awarded the label "Ecological green space" by Ecocert.
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  • The castle of Villarceaux? An area of 900 hectares made up, Woods, ponds, gardens, inspiration Italian Renaissance gardens, French gardens, medieval Botanical Garden, a pleasure palace, a Gothic Castle XIX, a mansion and of common. In the history of the Castle, to first of all remember a name: Louis de Mornay, who was one of the closest of the future Louis XIV in his youth, big dog of the King, that he rose to the rank of marquis. Inveterate seducer of women to the point of making scandal until he fell under the spell of the noble and nevertheless courtesan Ninon de Lenclos. He lived with her a passion for three years during which they had a child that the marquis acknowledged before a notary public. The memory of Ninon de Lenclos, businesswoman and wife of mind, is present as well to the pleasure palace in the mansion that she lived, improperly called Ninon of Lenclos Manor. The pleasure palace visit on the ground floor only with fully furnished rooms. In the dining room, we discover the other woman who left an indelible trace of herself: Françoise of Aubigné Scarron widow who will become Madam de Maintenon and morganatic wife of Louis XIV. This trace is a picture painted at the request of the marquis of Villarceaux, Françoise d ' Aubigné from posing naked. Here the doubt never attested, that an affair would be born between the widow Scarron and the marquis. The guided tour of the area takes 1 h 45 minutes with a course of gardens with water up to the Castle. Interesting visit led by a competent guide and passionate about the history of the place. A pleasure palace built on the heights of the domain, bathed in light, according to the wishes of his sponsor, heir of the marquis's widow, who died without children. This widow who had been able to purchase a portion of the Estate sold at auction because the marquis, who was also a gambler, had gambling debts that he had to pay. The walk in the gardens is superb with a large water feature, a downhill plunge of the Castle, big aisles, some basins, a maze of boxwood, beautiful statues and unexpected visitors: geese geese, some swans that nest on the island and even more surprisingly, a colony of coypu who conquered the territory. The field and access guided tours free, dubbed a beautiful philosophy driven by the regional Board of island of France that places the area under the sign of the eco-management. Remarkable labelled garden in 2004, certified ' 'Ecological plant space' since 2012. Area classified historical monument. Villarceaux is really must visit in island of France site.
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  • No direct connection to the area managed by the region, the organic farm cultivates cereal Prairie and legumes, has race sallers cows and sheep
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