©Chateau de la Ballue


Le Château de La Ballue


First layouts of the Château de la Ballue gardens dates back to 1615. Since then they underwent many changes before their final arrangement in 1973. They are now an example of Mannerist style. Mannerist garden precedes French garden: this style came from Italy where Mannerism could already be admired in Bramante’s projects.

In more recent times, the labyrinth of the Ballue gardens was designed from a sketch by Le Corbusier

The Gardens of La Ballue are linked to one another by breathtaking vistas. Paul Maymont and François Hebert Stevens used imaginative topiary and the Yin Yang inspirations to create landscape scenarios. During more than thirty years many different suggestions came to reality, adding mystery and power to the gardens

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