Sceaux castle : Famous French gardens

  • Location: Sceaux
  • Duration: 1h30
  • Access by Public Transport: Bourg-la-Reine, Sceaux or Parc de Sceaux (RER B)

The Domaine départemental de Sceaux (including the castle and its vast gardens) still retains the magic of the 17th century.

Description

The classic perspectives of this French formal garden (jardin à la française) are a perfect illustration of André le Notre's landscaping genius (he also created the Versailles Palace gardens).

Formerly owned by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, France's most notorious Minister of Finance (under Louis the XIVth), this property is a trove of delightful discoveries: the Pavillon de l’Aurore and its famous dome, painted by Le Brun; the magnificent orangerie designed by Jule Hardouin-Mansart; and its superb stables.

Built in the 19th century, the castle houses valuable art and historic collections.

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27,00 €

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