Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A walk in the park

Not far behind our property you can find the wall to Richelieu grand park. The information available gives the wall as being over 7km's in length. The park once contained the grand chateau of Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu but following its abandonment during the french revolution it was demolished in 1835 and all that remain of the buildings today are the Dome or Petit Chateau, the Winery and the Orangery.

The Dome or Petit Chateau
There is however a spendid park area that is open to the public. Whenever we have visitors we generally take them to the park for a walk. Half term was no exception when my daughter and her family came for a visit.

Phil, Sarah with my grandchildren Jasmine & Jamie at the entrance to the park. The following pictures show general views of the park.

We both love the park and have visited many times, so don't be surprised if we write more about the park throughout the year. When we had viewed our house in Braye we came here to sit under the plane trees and contemplate how we could buy it as we both knew it was the house for us. The rest, as they say, is history.


GaynorB said...

It looks to be a delightful place. I can see why you were drawn to it.
The photographs are super. We'll add it to our ever growing list of 'places to visit'.

Jean said...

Lovely photos and a good place to visit. We will add it to our list - we love parks.