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Visit of the Gardens of the Château de Breteuil

Visit of the Gardens of the Château de Breteuil

** For lovers of the history of France, Breteuil offers a journey through time through its rooms and gardens. First of all, in the 17th century castle, the visitor will be able to contemplate royal paintings, stroll through reconstructions of scenes from the history of France or even discover scenes from everyday life. Within the gardens, history has also left its mark as evidenced by the perspectives and the reflecting pool that surround the castle: the influence of Le Nôtre - gardener to King Louis XIV and creator of the gardens of Vaux-le- Viscount and Chantilly - is clearly noticeable. More generally, Breteuil is also aimed at nature lovers through its 75 hectare estate offering a great diversity of natural environments, only 35 km from Paris. **

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil Sometimes extravagant in their form, the topiaries are rarely so in their movement, as here where a mosaic of boxwood takes possession of this gentle slope.

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil Located below the Princes' Garden, the thousand boxwood labyrinth shelters in its central pavilion a famous couple: Cinderella and her Prince Charming.

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil The pools located on the north side of the French gardens are decorated with ball or truncated pyramid topiaries.

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil Here we are in the English garden also called "Princes' garden". This former wasteland has been reclaimed and dressed in large patches of grass and flower beds.

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil The Grenouillère basin offers a panoramic view of the Chevreuse valley.

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil Around the 1900s, landscapers Henri and Achille Duchêne established perspectives around the château and created a mirror of water, in the spirit of André Le Nôtre's creations.

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil The vision of André le Nôtre's gardens has had a strong impact on the Breteuil estate, as evidenced by this perspective and the reflecting pool which faithfully reflects the changes in the sky.

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil This beautifully flowered alley leads to the orangery dating from the 18th century. Today, this building is available for rental for meetings or parties.

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil The dovecote is the only vestige of medieval times. Originally intended for the production of fertilizers, it is now an exhibition space on the theme "Breteuil à table".

Visit of the gardens of the Château de Breteuil


Château de Breteuil The park offers a path labeled remarkable trees as well as a marked route allowing families to explore the biodiversity of the Breteuil domain. On their return, children can have fun in the playground.