Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chateau Villandry

Before leaving France for San Sebastian we visited the Loire Valley. We went to the Chateau Villandry, a 16th century chateau most well known for it's acres of painstakingly cared for gardens. I can't even put into words how amazing the gardens were...mostly just the sheer size of them, but also the attention to detail, the symmetry and the beauty of it all. A very interesting aspect was a whole edible garden, planted entirely with veggies, fruit trees and grape vines. Below are some pictures that don't even do it justice...it was 2 hours of a gardeners dream come true!