Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 02/24/2012


Photo taken on September  4, 2010



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France
Ile-de-France Region
French Vexin Regional Park
Val-d'Oise Department
Renaissance Castle
Ambleville Village
Topiary Garden


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P9042356ac Ambleville Chateau North Facade and Topiary Sculptures of Trees

P9042356ac Ambleville Chateau North Facade and Topiary Sculptures of Trees
wikipedia: The Château d'Ambleville is a French Renaissance style castle located within the regional park of Vexin, in the Val d'Oise Department of France; The chateau is classified as a historical monument of France; The north facade of the Château d'Ambleville: The topiary sculpture of the trees imitates the architecture of the towers of the château; The gardens are classifed among the Notable Gardens of France by the Ministry of Culture of France; History: The château was built in the 16th century for the seigneurs of Ambleville and Villarceaux by architect Jean Grappin, on the foundations of a medieval castle on the banks of the Aubette river; In the 17th century, the house was acquired by the Duke of Villeroy, Nicolas V, the Ambassador of France to Medicis; He created a garden in the Florentine style; The house was purchased in 1893 by Charles Sedelmeyer (1837-1925), who restored the chateau and added a theater and Venetian chimneys and balconies; In 1928 the new owner, the Marquise de Villefranche, remade the gardens after those of the recently-restored gardens of the Villa Gamberaia in Florence; Today they offer one of the best examples of an Italian Renaissance garden in France; France Ile-de-France Region Val-d'Oise Department French Vexin Regional Park Ambleville village castle.

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Adam *
Adam *
Nature and mankind's good effect on it
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Adam *
Yes it is true! Thank You Adam!
6 years ago.
albertsville
albertsville
Looks like the gardens are taken care of better than the chateau.
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to albertsville
I had the same feeling passing by and we did not visit it; Since I have looked Internet and the gardens seem very interesting, next time! Thank You Carol!
6 years ago.