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After 300 years, a Contemporary Garden at Versailles.

The scale and harmony of the landscape created by Le Nôtre 300 years ago for Louis XIV at Versailles, never fails to impress.

 Parterres, topiary and sculptures near the Palace. 389 more words

Sculpture, Art And Culture

Book Review: André Le Nôtre in Perspective: Edited by Patricia Bouchenot-Déchin and Georges Farhat      

Published to mark the 400th anniversary of his birth, André Le Nôtre in Perspective celebrates the life and legacy of France’s famous royal gardener through an exploration of his achievements as a designer, engineer and collector of fine art. 554 more words

Landscape History

Grand Designs: André Le Nôtre and the Gardens of Versailles

On the 15th of September 1700, French landscape architect, and the principal gardener of King Louis XIV of France, André Le Nôtre died in Paris. 739 more words


Change of Plans - Bonjour Paris

I’ve just returned from a month of exploring the gardens of the Loire Valley and Provence (hence the somewhat erratic timing of the last few posts) and my head is full of French gardens, so  2,919 more words


Three Slugs and a Cabbage

Actually, I should make that “trois escargots et un chou.” That was the tongue-in-cheek coat of arms chosen by the great French landscape architect, Andre le Notre, when a grateful King Louis XIV ennobled him. 184 more words



On Thursday I took another day trip from An Hour From Paris, to Chantilly. Zhizhong Joël Yao had recommended this visit, and I wasn’t disappointed. 505 more words


In the Royal Domain: Drottningholm

While we might never be royals we can appreciate their proclivity for creating landscapes and gardens that are available to the public, particularly those that are free of charge. 1,461 more words

Landscape History