Wednesday, 1 October 2008

The Chateau at Azay-le Ferron

This is the chateau at Azay-le-Ferron. Or, if you like, a hibiscus in the garden at Azay-le-Ferron.


Sometimes a photo works, straight out of the camera.

Azay le Ferron is a small town only 11 km from Preuilly sur Claise. At one time the chateau was the home of the Barons of Preuilly (after they left the chateau in Preuilly in the 15th century), but is now owned by the commune of Tours. It is open from April to November, and as well as the chateau there is a large aboretum and formal gardens.

Their website (in English) is here.

Simon

2 comments:

  1. My sister met someone in Canada whose grandparents are in charge of this Chateaux. It is such a small world!
    We have a house about 10 minutes from it.

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  2. It really is astonishing how often this sort of thing happens isn't it? But '6 degrees of separation' has proved to be more than an urban myth, and is now Network Theory or some such...

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