Pure Decadence at Vaux le Vicomte

It's been called the loveliest château in France, a perfectly proportioned masterpiece of French 17th-century architecture, decorative arts and garden design. Created by a remarkable man who surrounded himself with the greatest artists of...

Jardin des Plantes: Fauna

The second installment of a two-part tour of the most fascinating garden in Paris

The Jardin des Plantes: Flora

The first installment of a two-part tour of the most fascinating garden in Paris. Next month, the fauna.

Paradise Regained: The Gardens of Brécy

Ever since Adam and Eve were expelled from Paradise, mankind has been striving to recreate Eden on earth. Brécy, the most dazzling small-scale 17th-century formal garden in private hands in France today is just...

Coming Up Roses: Masquelier’s Garden

Never try to tell a rose what to do, and beware of femmes fatales.

Gardens of the Languedoc, South of France

The Parc des Camellias de la Prairie The floral gardens of “les Camellias de la Prairie” opened in 2005 and promise you a treat for your eyes in the months of February and March. Already...

Nature Reserves in Brittany

Mol The Iroise nature reserve shelters species and habitats which are in need of protection and in some cases re-establishment. Access to the small islands is sometimes restricted. Discover this environment at the island environmental...