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The garden, laid out for many years around the house, is planted with old noble species including four two-hundred-year-old chestnut trees and fruit trees. Without artifice, it favours simple and robust species adapted to the region and the terrain, with well marked shapes. Mimosas, Magnolias, Camellias and Rhododendrons form an airy and varied plant palette that flourishes in all seasons.
Monika and Frédéric wish to offer their guests an experience of the senses. Sight is relied upon first, you will also be able to touch the plants, rub the leaves of the aromatics and taste the fruits of the orchard, and finally listen to the wind rustling through the foliage of the chestnut trees and the bamboo canes.
"We want to offer our guests an experience of the senses. Sight is relied upon first, you will also be able to touch the plants, rub the leaves of the aromatics and taste the fruits of the orchard, and finally listen to the wind rustling through the foliage of the two-hundred year old chestnut trees and bamboo canes"
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As seasoned gardeners, Monika and Frédéric take care of the garden's maintenance and its layout, which is constantly evolving. Some shrubs have already been moved and their number is gradually increasing in order to give them time to take their place. The vegetable garden is cultivated next to the trees and combines vegetables, aromatic plants and flowering plants to create their own ecosystem. In the same logic, certain areas of the garden are left as they are in order to favour wildlife. On arrival, a bower and a beautiful border of roses focus the eye on the imposing building.
At the back, the house opens onto the terrace, bordered by a blue and green monochrome of hydrangeas, ferns and moss. This terrace is home to garden furniture with mineral shades similar to the outside walls and brings coherence and aestheticism to the place. It faces a small embankment shaped by granite stone restanques abounding in a joyful mixture of perennial plants.