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.