The gardens of the Ïle de France region!!!

Again, this is my black and white approach lately. I came into my blog very early and was really putting stuff in at random . I realise by now the posts should have been better. I am reviewing, updating and revising some of these old posts and bring them to life in a very light. Hope you enjoy the writings.

I know many , millions, come to France to see its wonderful gardens, from the time of Le Nôtre and beyond,the gardens had pull a powerful magnet for visitors.  As usual, we tend to focus in Paris bien sûr mais il faut réve et chercher autres quasi belles or même plus beaux que dans Paris.

My dear late wife Martine was a garden lover she would spend days every day on them. We try the best to keep up with the garden and planted roses in her name, just for the memories I wrote this post and now bringing it fresh back to you. Hope you enjoy reading it as I writing it.

Just a bit more sites as beautiful or even more so than Paris. I  try to tell you some of my favorites over the years in this very special post.

Seine et Marne ,dept 77

Jardin du Domaine National de Champs-sur-Marne, French and English style gardens with a castle of course :

Jardin Médiéval de la Commanderie des Templiers, at Couloummiers, medieval gardens and the Templars story:

Domaine National du chateau de Fontainebleu, of course at famous Fontainebleau:

La Fontaine aux Pigeons on medieval, La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, English gardens of 6 hectares:

Jardin de Vaux-le-Vicomte, of course the other beautiful castle of the Paris region, French style gardens: http://,

One near to me as my wife was born here, and we first talk dated walking this garden, Jardin Bossuet, in Meaux (as in brie cheese) ;French garden next to Cathedral,where the Bossuet rose was created, see it better in French:

La Roseraie, see the rose of Provins; gorgeous!

Moving to the Yvelines, dept 78. Our old home

Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, private gardens in an abbey see on weekend or with appointment in weekdays:

Jardins du Chateau de Breteuil, French gardens:

Musée Promenade de Marly-le-Roi, where kings used to walk, wonderful, many of the statues now at the Louvre:

Musée National de Port-Royal des Champs,historical gardens ,protected, see it,

Domaine National de Rambouillet-Bergerie nationale, English gardens and regular,historical, and animals :

Arboretum de Chévreloup, English gardens and trees, plants, near Versailles:

Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, by the castle, gardens 18C, traces of renaissance:

Jardin du Musée Experimental Maurice Denis, in town, garden of the artist:

Chateau et Parc de Vaux-sur-Seine, landscape garden from the 19C:

Versailles, of course, my old town, the one and only in the world, French and English style gardens:

and veggie and fruit potager du roi

The Essonne dept 91, we have 

Conservatoire National des Plantes Médicinales, at nice Milly-la-Fôret:

Potager Fleuri du Domaine de Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard, flower veggy plots from the 17C! and castle:

We move now to Hauts-de-Seine, dept 92

Musée et Jardins Albert Kahn, parc and scenes with oriental motifs:

Parc de Boulogne, Edmond de Rothschild, landscape garden and japonese dating from 19C:

Parc de la Maison de Chateaubriand et Arboretum, La Vallée aux Loups, romantic gardens:

Parc des impressionists, modern with rosaries; Hommage à Claude Monet; Ruel-Malmaison:

and on same town of Rueil-Malmaison, the castle of the lady of Napoleon, Josephine. Parc du Chateau de Malmaison, nice gardens:

Domaine de Saint-Cloud, landscape huge nice, many events here like rock on the seine:

Domaine de Sceaux, parc et musée d’ile de France, a museum of the region, and garden design by the great Le Notre. Wonderfully nice and big:

And I finish at dept Val d’Oise or no 95

Parc et Jardins de l’Abbaye Royale de Royaumont:

Jardin de l’Atelier de Daubigny:

also same town as above, Jardins du Musée de l’Absinthé:

jardins du Chateau d’Auvers:

Maison du Docteur Gachet, garden from 19C:

Domaine de Villarceaux, a gem, go there for shopping farm goodies too, and a gourmet event every year:

Parc du Chateau D’Ecouen, also a museum of the renaissance:

Chateau de Stors, English style terrace gardens, town of L’isle-Adam:,l%27isle-adam,ile-de-france

Chateau de la Roche-Guyon, English garden, fruits gardens and views of the Seine, nice tunnel with history of WWII:

Parc et Chateau de Méry-sur-Oise, with great water fountain, lakes:

Jardin du Musée Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

Parc de l’Abbaye de Maubuisson, old abbatial park, nice:

These is a long list indeed, but all very nice, and some spectacular, you will have a good guide to get you started while in the Ile de France region, where Versailles and Paris are for example….

Some further webpages on gardens in France to deepen the knowledge on them in my belle France!

A get together from the ministry of culture of France, June 2021 :

A site on the gardens of France:

The jardinez garden site on specific the Ïle de France region:

A site on the most beautiful gardens of France:

And my all time favorite site parcs et jardins of France ,you can find any here:

There you go folks, wonderful gardens interwined with beautiful properties and museums, and castles, the very best of my belle France. Hope you enjoy the tour and do visit them when possible.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

6 Comments to “The gardens of the Ïle de France region!!!”

  1. This is a good time to review earlier work, I am doing the same.

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  2. Great list, there are many of these gardens that I don’t know and also those that I haven’t visited yet.

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