vendredi 18 mai 2018

Château de Cormatin


Ce vendredi est arrivé trop vite sans me laisser le temps de peaufiner ce post, mais j’essaie de rester dans le cadre du Friday Foto Friends en ayant une pensée pour Debbie qui ne peut nous accueillir sur son blog cette semaine.
Voici donc, sans grand commentaire, quelques photos que j’ai rapportée le weekend dernier de ma visite du château de Cormatin en Saône et Loire.
Il date du XVIIème siècle et sa restauration a su mettre en valeur cette belle architecture entourée de douves et son parc aux multiples facettes.

This Friday has arrived too soon without offering me the time to give the finishing touch to this post. I will nevertheless try to respect the deadline of the Friday Foto Friends with a kind thought for Debbie who cannot host our posts on her blog this week.
So without further comments, let me show you the pictures I took last weekend during my visit of the Cormatin chateau in Saône et Loire.
It dates back from the 17th century and its restoration managed to enhance its beautiful architecture surrounded by moats and its multi-facetted garden. 




La cour intérieure.
The inner courtyard. 

L'escalier intérieur.
The inner staircase

Une pièce meublée dans le style fin 19ème siècle.
A room furnished in the late 19th century style.

Une poule topiaire et les jardins de style médiéval. Je ne vous montrerai pas le labyrinthe de buis totalement dévasté par les parasites et qui a pourtant dû être le point de pire du parc du château.

A topiary hen and the medieval style garden. I will not show you the boxwood maze that must have been the focal point of the park but that has been ruined by parasites.



Bon weekend à tous!
I wish you a nice weekend!

41 commentaires:

  1. I love your photos too! What a nice old building. Do you like that fence in photo 3? It is super.

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    1. Thank you, Aritha! Yes, I love the wrought-iron work in picture 3. It is actually the dome at the top of a small tower in the garden.

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  2. These chateaux are so magnificent. I visited the Loire Valley when I was a teenager but have never returned. Perhaps one day I will once again have a chance to view this stunning piece of history.

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    1. I hope you will, David. The Chambord chateau in particular has enhanced its heritage through refurnishing while it used to be nearly empty a few years ago, and I also heard it say that they would rebuild the gardens to give them back their flamboyance.

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  3. Really great!!!Thanks for the virtual tour.Hugs,Sandrine!

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    1. Thank you, Maristella! I wish I could have taken more pictures from the inside but they were not allowed in some rooms of the chateau.

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  4. Сандрин,прекрасная прогулка!Красивый древний замок.Убранство комнат великолепное.Курица очень оригинальная.

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    1. Thank you, Nadezhda! Unfortunately, the sky was rather grey for the visit, but the place is very peaceful and tinged with nostalgia.

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  5. Hello dear Sadrine!
    Wow! Magnificent pictures of this beautiful Chateaux!
    I’m so impressed from the garden and the topiary hen! Love the wrought iron work of the amazing inner of the courtyard!
    I really enjoyed all your pictures and i would love to visit France soon! Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you, Dimi! I wish you can visit France, there are many places to see and every region has its own beauties! You could make such wonderful photos! Have a nice evening!
      Sandrine

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  6. Sandrine, castle and decoration are beautiful! It is a pity that the boxwood labyrinth did not survive, but the chicken continues to impress! Thanks for the walk!
    Good weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Tanya! Yes, the chicken and a some other topiary has fortunately been spared the boxwood disease! Wishing you a nice evening!
      Sandrine

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  7. Beautiful! the plants are unusual.

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    1. Thank you, Kira! The park contains a few other examples of topiary bushes (an elephant, a pig and other animals I couldn't identify!)

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  8. Очень красивые фотографии! Большое спасибо за интересный рассказ!

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  9. Gyönyörű képeket hoztál! Köszönöm.

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  10. Спасибо за экскурсию. Огромный труд вложен в сохранение-содержание замка, очень ухоженная территория, зеленая курица покорила:) Если есть такая красота, что внутри замка - не нужна окружающая нас суета, только погружение в прошлое и тихий шелест шелка и бархата,люблю такое...:)

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    1. Thank you, Irina! The place is actually very restful and calm, the visitors are not so numerous (unfortunately for the owners who rely on our visits to fund the restoration), so we can fully enjoy this moment out of time. Wishing you a nice evening!
      Sandrine

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  11. What a beautiful place. It is like a fairy tale!

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    1. Thank you, Annie! The place could indeed be used as the setting for a fairy tale movie! Best wishes! Sandrine

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  12. Very interesting castle. As if from an old French fairy tale!

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    1. Thank you, Tatyana! The view from the garden is really magical and you would not be surprised to see a princess looking out of one of the windows of the castle, it seems that time has stopped in this very special spot where visitors are rather rare. Wishing you a nice evening! Sandrine

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  13. Que bonitas fotos!!! me encantan esas visitas a castillos y jardines, besos

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    1. Thank you, Chelo! I never get tired of visiting castles and gardens, they are such a good way to escape our modern times and I like that! Besos

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  14. Oh, it is sooooo beautiful!!!!! Such castles are like a magical portals to a fairytales from our childhood...
    And that hen! Adorable! My daughter would wish the same in our garden too (she loves roosters, hens and chickens)!

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    1. Thank you, Elena! True, we get back to the fairy tales of our childhood when visiting such places! You daughter would have been happy to see the topiary hen but also a real one that was in the garden and that had fluffy feathers on the top of its head, like a funny wig! If I had known that she was a fan of hens and chickens, I would have posted the picture. I keep it for a future post and hope she will enjoy the sight of it! Best wishes! Sandrine

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    2. Oh, thank you, dedar Sandrine! We'll be waiting!!!

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  15. France is so beautiful! Wonderful place and lovely pictures!!!:)

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    1. Thank you, Kica! As a matter of fact, there are many places like this one which are not particularly famous nor marked on touristic maps but which are definitely worth a good visit!

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  16. Thank you for your pictures, Sandrine! It's my favourite period, with all these handmade things, flowers, cold houses, cozy pillows, nice gardens and books.

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    1. Thank you, Szvetlana! Our blogs are all currently full of flowers and gardens, and this spurs our creativity! Hugs! Sandrine

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  17. Очень интересно!!!
    Замок красивый!Но не представляю,как можно жить в таком огромном замке!
    Мы были в Крыму во дворцах, ходишь и удивляешься!))

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    1. Yes, Irina, such a house would be far too big for me too! But at least I would have enough walls to hang all my embroideries :))

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  18. I am always very interested in reading and watching historical programs about France of the 17th century. It was very interesting to look at the castle, sorry just a little photo inside.

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  19. Thank you, Kseniya and I am happy you appreciate this period of history. Most castles now allow taking pictures inside as it is almost impossible to control people's use of mobile phones that can take photos. But in small castles like this one, the visitors are in very small groups and the guide has a close look, they prefer people to buy postcards or photo leaflets in the souvenir shop to contribute to the restoration of the building. But I must admit that the inside of this castle is not the most faithfully furnished I have visited, unfortunately we really feel the need for money in this place.

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  21. That's very kind of you!
    Best wishes!
    Sandrine

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  22. I always love to see older architecture of Europe. It amazes me that they are still standing and in such wonderful condition!

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    1. Thank you Betty for visiting my blog!
      Sandrine

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