The present

The current owners bought the chateau in 1991 and they have been restoring it ever since. They are trying to respect and maintain tradition while adapting it to a more contemporary usage.

Potting shed in the vegetable garden in its current state

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Potting shed in the vegetable garden prior to refurbishment

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However, the parkland has been brought back to the original design, and augmented by some new planting in the Choulot style.

The lime avenue in spring 2018

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The lime avenue in 1991

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The lime avenue after being cleaned up

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Work to clear the lime avenue and bring it back to its original beauty

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View of the chateau from the lime avenue in spring 2018

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Main gate prior to renovation

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Front gate in its current state

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Closeup of the 'Monument historique' plaque

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The result is a beautiful property with a wonderfully tranquil feel. The park and kitchen gardens (le potager) were listed (inscrit) as a historical monument in 2008.

Sheep in the park in front of the chateau

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A sheep in the chateau's kitchen doorway

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A cock and hens walking towards their coop

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The vegetable garden with the greenhouse in the back

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The greenhouse of the vegetable garden

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The parkland is now used for grazing and a hay crop, following the traditions of the parc agricole. The potager, with its characteristic box hedging and espaliered fruit-trees, has been largely put back into productive use, together with the cold-frames. However, the magnificent hot-house boiler and horticultural heating system, designed by Choulot, is no longer viable, but remains, like the vestiges of the ice-house in the park, as a ghostly reminder of former glory.

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