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Le Lude: Another Remarkable Garden – Un autre jardin remarquable

Now that we have visited the remarkable garden of Aprémont, we want to discover others. We cycled for an hour and a half in intermittent drizzle today (not the weather predicted) from Château-sur-Loir to visit Château du Lude but it was worth it. The gardens are more formal than Aprémont. We were not expecting the château, which is privately owned, to be so richly decorated. The italianate facade with its medallions is the only one still remaining in France.

Maintenant que nous avons visité le jardin remarquable d’Aprémont, nous recherchons d’autres. Nous avons fait du vélo aujourd’hui sous une bruine intermittente (pas prévue à la météo) à partir de Château-sur-Loir pour visiter le château du Lude mais il en valait la peine. Les jardins ressemblent plus à un parc que ceux d’Aprémont. Nous n’attendions pas que le château, une propriété privée, soit si richement décoré. La façade à l’italienne avec ses médaillons est la dernière qui existe encore en France.

4 replies on “Le Lude: Another Remarkable Garden – Un autre jardin remarquable”

I had never seen those medallions before. I went to a sound and light show there when my children were small but it’s only a vague memory. It’s in excellent condition.

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