The Garden Guide

Saumur Chateau

The chateau of Saumur was painted by the Limbourg brothers for The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry. Their painting shows peasants working in a vegetable garden outside the castle walls and gives a glimpse of a pleasure garden within the battlements. But the real of interest of the chateau to garden historians lies in the close correspondence of the old painting to the current form of the chateau: it proves the accuracy of the paintings of garden scenes at the close of the middle ages.

Saumur, France

April to September. Tuesday to Sunday.

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