Thursday, October 3, 2013

Courances Castle Gardens

The Courances Castle Gardens are located in France, about 40 miles from Paris.  They are situated on a 40 acre park that surrounds a beautiful French Chateau that was built in 1622 by the Clauss family.

The Courances Castle Gardens are considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in France.  It's a French formal garden as well as a Renaissance water garden.  As you stroll along the paths, you'll see plenty of ponds, canals, and fountains.  The reflections of the chateau in the water features are just gorgeous.  For those who like a bit of trivia, there are 14 springs on the property that flow into the 17 water features on the estate.

Also located on the grounds, is a Japanese hill and pond stroll garden which features beautiful flame-colored plants. 

The gardens are open from March 31st to early November.  Admission is 7 euros.


  1. Impressive. Interesting that the pools were more for viewing than for wildlife or swimming. Thanks for the mini-tour, Sherry.

  2. I bet all the water features are cool.

    1. I think water features really add to a garden.

  3. wow - sublime. That's handy having natural springs on the premises. No wonder it looks so lush.

  4. Hi Sherry .. so pleased they used the springs to water their water features - but it looks stunning, particularly the Japanese Hill ... love the thought of a stroll there -

    Cheers Hilary