The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Ice Houses in France

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271. Ice-houses are common in France in the neighbourhood of large towns, but are not, nor ever were, frequent in country residences. There is an immense one belonging to a public company at St. Ouen, near Paris, which holds upwards of ten millions of pounds. (Revue Encyc., April, 1826.)