My 5 favorite gardens in France

It is no surprise that the loveliest gardens in France are part of large Chateaux or grand Estates.  And today’s feature takes you from the medieval gardens of Château Gourdon, on to the 16th century castle of Chenonceau, through the 17thcentury castles of Ballue and Vaux-le-Vicomte and on to the Belle Époque20th century villa of the French Rothschilds in Cap Ferrat.  So see, not all of me is modern and severe … I do have a romantic side to my aesthetic … however tiny!!!

image credits: From top to bottom – Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Provence; photo Thomas Dupaigne  |  Château de Gourdon, Gourdon, Provence  |  Château de Chenonceau, Touraine, Ile-de-France; photo Blair Ames  |  Château de la Ballue – Bazouges-la-Pérouse, Ille et Vilaine, Brittany  |  Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy, Ile-de-France.
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