On arriving at the chateau, an ancient ash tree offers welcome shade for the visitor. As the sun filters through its leafy canopy the dappled light emphasises the beauty of the multi-coloured flowerbeds. In the background a green expanse of lawn stretches down to the “blue garden”.
The clemency of the weather which is so favourable to the vineyard has a similar influence on the gardens, it has even been possible to grow such exotic plants as banana trees, south facing, they form the centre of the crisscross of alleys that lead the visitor through the park down to the “Fontaines Bleues”.
Between the main building’s north face and the dovecote is a semi circular flower bed dotted with carefully sculpted conifers. In the centre a statuette, symbol of the vine, guards the serenity of the park.
Strolling along the fragrant alleyways, the visitor is free to choose the path that best suits his or her mood. Meander through the delicately perfumed Blue Garden down towards the ancient woods that shelter the mysterious “Fontaines Bleues”.