François Mansart created the chateau’s landscaping along the east-west axis including beds of boxwood and a circular water feature.
In the middle of the 19th century, after the return from exile of the owners caused by the French Revolution, the park was restored by landscapers Bournot and Chatelain who created an English garden surrounding the château in the characteristic natural and romantic style of the period. The park covers 166 hectares (410 acres).
You can stroll along the marked trails and admire the remarkable trees
The formal gardens
At the start of the 20th century, Henry Duchêne designed the boxwood parterres in the forecourt, after designs by André Le Nôtre. Originally this space would have been empty in order to accommodate the activities of the stables which border it.
You can visit one of the dovecote, which has retained its original layout. Composed of 1,600 stone nests or “pigeon holes” each of which could nest a pair of birds. The dovecote was also the pantry of the chateau.