Last updated on 06 February 09
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Chateau Dourdan

  • Chateau Dourdan zenra © zenra
  • April, Très Riches Heures April, Très Riches Heures

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The castle is shown on the April calendar plate of Très Riches Heures and some of its battlements survive. The Limbourg's painting shows a herber tucked behind a wall in the middleground. The castle (built c1222) and is likely to have had a similar garden within its walls. It passed to Blanche of Castile and was owned by the Duc de Berry, a great patron of the arts, when the painting was done. A further indication of the castle garden's likely form can be gained by the June calendar plate showing the Duc's Paris garden.
Address - Place du général de Gaulle, Dourdan, Ile-de-France, France
Opening times - All year except January. Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays (except Christmas).
Admission - Adult €3.35
Website - Visit the Chateau Dourdan website

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