Five centuries of garden history…

 

At the heart of the Gâtinais region, the park of Courances extends over 75 hectares. Presented for a long time as a “Le Nôtre” garden, the park is in reality a century older. First and foremost, the park is a “water garden” dating back to the Renaissance, a style that came after the closed medieval garden but before the classic park.

 

The park of Courances was constantly modified over the centuries, with each owner wishing to establish his personal imprint. The classic French park of the 17th century, the French-style garden of the 19th and Japonism all cohabit. Abandoned in 1830, then restored by Achille Duchêne, the park underwent many twists and turns! In no way can Courances be considered a museum, as today the park is still in constant evolution.

 

Labelled Jardin Remarquable, the park is open to the public every weekend and during public holidays from 26 March to 1st November 2016: come and take advantage of this unique place in spring, summer and autumn…

 

Map Illustration by: Pigment & Parchment