The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Villandry and Alan Halliday -

A reception was held yesterday at the Château de Villandry where the paintings of Alan Halliday we exhibited. The subjects were mainly inspired by the people, gardens and architecture of Touraine. Villandry lies about 15 miles from the cité idéale of Richelieu. 
Asserted by some as 'the most beautiful garden in the world'!

The Abbé Henri took a stroll afterwards in the famous garden and took these snaps from the gravel terrace walk.

He was struck by the distant garden pavilion

but in some ways his favourite part was the empty 'minerale' parterre below...


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