The Chateau was built on a plateau in the 17th century on the site of a medieval fortress and is surrounded by formal boxwood gardens. The chateau fell into disuse but was completely restored in the 20th century by the Baron Henry de Bastard and his wife Simone.
This green pergola is 70 meters long providing a shady cool tunnel in warm weather.
The boxwood hedges and topiary are trimmed twice a year entirely by hand and all the cuttings are recycled as mulch.
To the front of the chateau the beds contain flowers but to the side they contain fruit and vegetables including a wide variety of tomatoes.
The rooms inside the chateau are simply furnished and have beautiful highly polished floors!
We climbed the stairs to the top of one of the towers where the woodwork of the dome can be seen.
I loved wandering round the gardens especially as it was a cooler day and we could enjoy them comfortably. A really beautiful place to visit.