Monday, February 14, 2011

Rose, Parc et Jardin d'Acquigny, France

The Parc et Jardin du Château Acquigny has some beautiful roses, of the old, fragrant, billowy variety. My fiancé and I visited here the day after he proposed this past summer. The family to whom Château Acquigny belongs are friends of mine, ever since I stayed with them for two weeks in 2004, during a horticulture internship. It was romantic and nostalgic to visit again, as this was one of those places I knew I wanted to take Mike to, but never really thought it would happen. Aside from roses, a very pretty orangerie, and peaceful pastoral scenery, the park also includes some enormous, amazing trees, including two Sequoias and some immense London Plane Trees. If you ever find yourself in Paris and wanting to take a day trip, Acquigny is 45 minutes from Gare St. Lazare, though when you get there you'll need to take a bus into Louviers or call a taxi, though Acquigny is close enough to Louviers that you could bike the rest of the way. The d'Esnevals are really lovely people and may show you around in person. They have recently converted a graceful old carriage house into a gallery space, and frequently hold art events and concerts. Parc et Jardins d'Acquigny


Kelly said...

Romantic and beautiful :)

Liz said...

Thanks Kelly! I thought it was holiday-appropriate. :)

D'esneval said...

Madame, Monsieur,

Nous sommes très heureux que le parc et les jardins du château d’Acquigny se trouvent sur votre site internet. Cela nous fait un grand plaisir qu’on puisse partager la beauté et l’histoire de ce domaine avec tant de personnes. D’ailleurs, nous avons été obligés de changer le nom de domaine de notre site web. Maintenant il est référencé : Si vous pouviez avoir la gentillesse de mettre à jour le lien de notre site pour que vous ainsi que tous ceux qui visitent votre site puissent avoir le site web correct. Nous vous remercions d’avoir mis notre site web et de faire cette modification.
Nous vous souhaitons une bonne semaine.
Bien cordialement,
Agnès d’Esneval