Châteaudun castle, the vegetable garden and the Dunois wing south facade, Delagarde Jean-Pierre, 2014-08-01, From the collection of: Château de Châteaudun
Medieval era-inspired garden
Châteaudun castle, the Longueville wing as seen from the vegetable garden, Delagarde Jean-Pierre, 2014-08-01, From the collection of: Château de Châteaudun

This garden was arranged out on filled-in ditches on the southern side, close to the keep.

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Châteaudun castle, alley of the vegetable garden, Delagarde Jean-Pierre, 2014-08-01, From the collection of: Château de Châteaudun

Some 150 species of aromatic and medicinal plants, as well as varieties of vegetables that were present on medieval dining tables, are grown in the twelve boxwood squares.

Châteaudun castle, the vegetable garden and roses fences, Delagarde Jean-Pierre, 2014-08-01, From the collection of: Château de Châteaudun
Châteaudun castle, main view of the suspended garden and Dunois wing, Delagarde Jean-Pierre, 2014-08-01, From the collection of: Château de Châteaudun
Hanging garden
Châteaudun castle, an alley of the suspended garden, Delagarde Jean-Pierre, 2014-08-01, From the collection of: Château de Châteaudun

The hanging garden occupies the western part of the site, below the Dunois wing. Enclosed by masonry structures, it affords a panoramic view over the countryside that can be seen through the castle windows.

Accessible depuis l’appartement des bains, il témoigne de la volonté du maître des lieux d’intégrer les extérieurs à l’architecture dans une savante hiérarchie, manifestant l’influence de l’art des jardins italiens de la Renaissance. Il marque l’évolution du jardin productif du Moyen-Âge vers le jardin de plaisance.

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Credits: Story

This virtual exhibition has been put together by teams from the Centre des monuments nationaux, with the help of teams from the Château de Châteaudun, the support of teams from the images unit and coordination by the digital unit.

The images were taken from Regards - Banque d’images des monuments © Centre des monuments nationaux.

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