Saint-Symphorien des Monts Park - Allée Domfront fleurie
Olivier Mordacq ## The transverse alley in spring Here it is, spring is here, and with it rhododendron blossoms no longer knowing where to look!
Saint-Symphorien des Monts Park - Dolmen
Olivier Mordacq ## The megalithic monument A megalithic monument is present within the park. It is a megalithic tomb, the origin of which is estimated at 3000 BC.
Saint-Symphorien des Monts Park - ghost tree
Geraldine Aresteanu ## Megalithic monument or dead tree? The 1999 storm caused significant damage to the park, resulting in the loss of 3,000 trees. This painful episode will bring the park a sleep of more than 10 years before being reborn in the eyes of the public thanks to the work of many enthusiasts.
Saint-Symphorien des Monts Park - Former entrance to the castle
Olivier Mordacq ## The old entrance to the park The old entrance, despite the ravages of time, has kept its original majesty intact.
Saint-Symphorien des Monts Park - Allée de Savigny
Olivier Mordacq ## A clearing atmosphere Special care has been taken to respect the natural environment. This is how the new park is still able to offer shows such as this carpet of bluebells, favorite ornament of the clearings.
Saint-Symphorien des Monts Park - Flower well
Olivier Mordacq ## A house for Snow White? Is this the Snow White house? No, in its time, this delightful thatched cottage served as a hunting lodge and then as a dwelling house for the caretaker, until the park was transformed into an animal park in the early 1970s.
Parc de Saint-Symphorien des Monts - rabbit and rhodos
Olivier Mordacq ## The flowering of rhododendrons Rhododendrons and azaleas flourish happily thanks to the mild climate of the English Channel. A richly colored palette which, when spring arrives, echoes that of the many ericaceous trees which line the long path of the park. Let's follow the gray rabbit, the visit continues…
Saint-Symphorien des Monts Park - The double thatched cottage
Geraldine Aresteanu - Olivier Mordacq ## A haven of peace Just like the park and the perspective of the castle, the 18th century thatched cottage is listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments. How good it is to relax in this little house so nicely protected by its thick thatched roof!
Saint-Symphorien des Monts Park - deer couple in profile
Olivier Mordacq ## Unusual encounters Faithful to the romantic spirit of 18th century promenade parks, the new St-Symphorien des Monts park promotes surprising encounters with rare animals.