Jardin Public de Cognac, Cognac

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Cognac Public Garden is located in of the heart of the town of Cognac in the départemente of Charente, France. It is one of the few English styled gardens in France open to the general public. The park is the result of the marriage of the gardens of two adjoining properties; it houses the Hotel de Ville and the Museum of Art and History.HistoryThe mansion known as Otard La Grange is purchased by the commune in 1889, the Hotel de Ville was installed there in 1892. In the meantime architect Alfred Leroux redeveloped the building and added a bell tower and monumental staircase, whilst landscape architect Édouard André redesigned the park into a sunken garden and added several water features.In 1921 the Dupuy d'Angeac mansion is purchased and turned into the museum based on designs by Antoine Raymond Clavery. He also creates a natural amphitheatre by taking advantage of the natural undulation of the landscape and joins the two gardens together. He retains the style of Edouard Andre, albeit with narrow alley ways and no further major prospect. In 1943 the garden is classified.The great storm of December 1999 results in the destruction of 288 trees out of 720. The opportunity is taken to rehabilitate the garden under the direction of landscape architect Jean-François Galinette, who bases his designs on those of Clavery and André.DescriptionThe park occupies an area of seven hectares. From the main entrance the view extends over a broad perspective towards the monumental staircase of the Hotel de Ville. On the right, ducks and swans swim in the water below; a continuation of a maze of landscaped rivers and waterfalls.
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  • If you want peace and quiet: if you want a safe place for children to run about freely: if you want to enjoy the great outdoors then this is one of the many places in France where you can do this. Onl...  more »
  • flower garden, very well kept quiet, a nice little haven in the city. The only advice: see directions to the signposting of the toilet and the upkeep of those above (predict a passage / day minimum) as well as the supply of paper and SOAP, in a beautiful place like this garden, the toilets are not at the height.
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  • the Park is spacious, very well maintained, water points, a few animals. in the Center but very quiet, I appreciate really visit me, oxygen in the city!
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