Park of Richelieu

Park of Richelieu-1

Park of Richelieu – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

Park of Richelieu-2

Park of Richelieu – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

Park of Richelieu-3

Park of Richelieu – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

Park of Richelieu-4

Park of Richelieu – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

Park of Richelieu-5

Park of Richelieu – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

Park of Richelieu-6

Park of Richelieu – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

Park of Richelieu-7

Park of Richelieu – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

Park of Richelieu-8

Park of Richelieu – France © S. Ruau

After having surveyed "the ideal city" of Richelieu, a 17th century model of town planning, it is good to follow the river of the park with centuries-old chestnut trees which sheltered the castle of the cardinal. Built around 1630 by the architects of Louis XIII, it was the largest castle in France ever built before Versailles. Of this vast building demolished in the 19th century, only a pavilion, the orangery and the winery remain.

Description

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area