A stroll in the gardens through the ages.

You are in the formal gardens (called "à la française"). The golden rule derived from the “Le Nôtre” school has been respected : an avenue of lime trees leads to the main courtyard on the east side of the castle.

On the opposite side, the west side, a park centered on the façade develops the decorative composition with terraces, flowerbeds, green geometric carpets, trimmed yew trees, statues and vases; the whole is encompassed by a large mirror-pond which the château is reflected in.

In front of the big wall, the gardens have been completed by an orchard of 150 apples and pears trees which won a prize in the competition “La rose et le fruit” organized by the Delbard business establishments.

We encourage you to pause at the top of the stone steps which go up from the mirror-pond to contemplate the total effect. It is in a more natural environment where the hand of man has not imposed his will that one discovers the prehistoric caves and the “Bouil bleu” resurgence.  You can see in the exhibition the details about the Gardens history.

In 2004, our gardens were given the state appellation "Jardins Remarquables" (Outstanding Gardens).

In 2010, this appellation has been renewed.








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Our secretary is reachable all year, Monday to Friday
from 9 :15am to 12:30am and 1:30pm to 6pm.
The reception is open daily from 9am to 7pm from 01/05 to 30/09 from 10am to 12 and from 2pm to 6pm at weekends in January, from 01/02 to 30/04 and from 01/10 to 31/12.

17250  Saint-Porchaire

Tél : 05 46 95 60 10

Fax : 05 46 95 65 22

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