Sunday, April 17, 2011

Château de Bouges

I lot of you my readers do know that I just love castles, in particular those built in the 18th century. This Château built “à l’italienne” under the reign of LXV, is a jewel!

Château de Bouges is located in the heart of the Berry region, the Loire Valley. It is classified as a monument historique and the gardens are listed by the Ministry of Culture as among the Notable Gardens of France. The château and gardens are open to the public.

I haven’t visited this castle yet, but I have definitely added it to my ‘must visit in France’ list.

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Perfect symmetrie in architecture as in the garden landscaping.

2 English styled garden.

3One of the remarkable lime trees.

4 The flower garden.

11 Ancient conservatory.

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6 North side of the castle.

7 ‘L’écurie’ where beautiful oak wood is used and where you can notice the names of the last stayed horses on the doors of the boxes.

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The castle’s elegant architecture is matched by the outstanding furniture that was carefully selected by the last owners of the château.

Just beautiful! No much words needed!

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For more information and opening hours of the Château de Bouges, go here.

I wish you a nice Sunday and please don’t forget the little girl Miabelle in your prayers.

xx

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All images of Château de Bouges : Maisons de Campagne n° 65 Juillet-Août 2010

Photo credit : D. Vorillon

25 comments:

  1. magnificent architecture...and I am such a fan of symmetry, too....lovely gardens....certainly a place to add to your list of places to visit..
    maureen

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  2. Beautiful Chateau, inside and out...so Andrea Palladio, perfect symmetry.

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  3. I'm not sure if my comment went through.
    They don't make architecture this perfect and impressive anymore. Love the garden and the staircase is magnificent.

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  4. I love the symmetry of the chateau and those windows are stunning! The inside is just as beautiful without being stuffy. What a dream place to have lived….I wish!

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  5. Greet...just beautiful. We are going to add this to our list to visit. Thanks for sharing the story of Miabelle. So touching. As a parent I can't imagine what they must be going through. Definitely keeping them in our prayers and praying for a match.

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  6. Beautiful photos!!! this is afbaulous castle ...
    I just read your post on little Miabelle... have sent a prayer for her and will continue to add her in my prayers ...her and her twin are adorable!!! xo HHL

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  7. A total dream. The gardens alone I could be happy in with a sleeping bag! Haha! So magnificent. I just love the symmetry of french homes and the pale soft colors....it all comes together so magnificently. I hope you get to go there soon and share your visit with us, Greet!

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  8. I too love castles and this one I know well. I used to live in Angers, France and loved touring the castles and heritage sites.
    I think there are more than 400 châteaux in the region and it really does feel like they are 'wall to wall'. So many to see and some of my favourite ones were Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois, Azey Le Rideau, and Château de la Chatonnière with its fantastic gardens.
    Have you ever been to this region? You'd love it! In fact you may just stay permanently!! :)

    xx Charlotta

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  9. absolutely stunning! each detail, just look at the stables!
    and the gardens, *sigh* I would wander for hours in those lovely gardens.
    xx
    callie

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  10. This is so beautiful. I would love to visit as well. I have always dreamed of having a green house. I just love to play with plants and pot things. My thumb is not real green but I enjoy trying. Hope you've had a great weekend. Mona

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  11. Beautiful! I love the English garden, the stables and the gorgeous furnishings.

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  12. It seems to be a wonderful place. I really like the symmetry.

    xo
    Anci

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  13. Greet ....this castle is gorgeous. You know how much I love 18th century anything and this is exquisite! Parfait!
    best wishes
    Frances

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  14. Oh my! I would visit for the gorgeous trees alone!

    All beautiful, and I can see that even the horses are spoiled!

    Happy new week to you my friend.

    Mon

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  15. Castles-ahhh yes. This one is just breathtaking. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  16. Gorgeous gardens to go with a beautiful castle. Stunning architecture in the dining room!!

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  17. Hello dearest Greet,
    What a beautiful estate, I could live in the horse stable, it is so gorgeous! I love the woodwork in there.
    You do find the most wonderful places to blog about.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  18. Greet,
    These are beautiful photos…I would so love to travel to the Loire Valley..it's on my list.
    I hope you have a lovely day,
    Amy

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  19. Hello, sweetie!

    How are you doing, my friend?

    This is one of those posts we look, look and never get tired.... we dream! So enchanting, Greet.

    Thank you so much for your comments. You're always so supportive. I appreciate it!

    Have a great day, sweetie!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  20. SO beautiful. But what I like best is how, although it is very large and grand, it feels comfortable, warm and welcoming, like the dining room!

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  21. Oh those perfectly manicured gardens, the fabulous greenhouse, and that stunning staircase! I love castles too. Seriously, how can you not too! Your posts are so beautiful, Greet.

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  22. stunning . It is so elegant. I hope you are doing well

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  23. Beautiful! and the gardens are so fantastic.
    Have a great Wednesday!

    xo
    Edyta

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  24. Gorgeous. I die over the boxwood trimmed in a damask pattern. Chic Rooms

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