- parks and gardens -
On the path that leads to the “Potager”, a stone bench invites you to contemplate the carved Christ from the 14th century, which is remains from the cloister of the ancient priory and is sheltered by the remains of a defense tower.
Over the course of the promenade, the tiled roof of the chapel of Saint Mauxe peeks out from its shroud of greenery in the shade of the 18th century yew trees. This modest chapel was reconstructed in 1747 by Monsieur d’Acquigny and entirely renovated in 1991. Inside lie the remains of Saint Mauxe, Saint Vénérand, and their 38 martyred companions, of Anne de Montmorency Laval, and of several members of the d’Esneval family, such as Claude le Roux, who bought the chateau in 1656, Monsieur d’Acquigny….
Upstream of the large waterfall, in the shade of a weeping willow and close to a Père David’s maple, a Romantic column with its sculpted an olive branch subtly recalls the column that honors the tomb of the Romantic poet Gérard de Nerval, located at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
At the end of the orangery walkway, where Mediterranean vegetation and citrus trees transport us to an enchanting universe full of scents and of poetry, is a sculpted stone angel, finger on his lips. In doing so, he seems to invite the viewer to silently take in the beauty of this place, and to immerse themselves in the natural harmony of the site.
- EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PARK AND THE GARDENS OF THE CHÂTEAU -
Train stations: Evreux, Rouen and Val de Reuil
From Rouen and Evreux : http://www.vtni27.fr/
From the first Sunday of April to the last Sunday of October :
Weekends and Holidays 2 pm - 6 pm
From July 1st to August 31st: :
Everyday 2 pm -7 pm
Guided Tour around the Château at 3 pm and 4:30 pm
Plan at least one hour and 45 minutes to enjoy the beauty of the gardens. Two hours and a half is ideal.
You can visit the park and gardens, the “Salon du Midi”, the Orangery and and the cider-press house.