Chateau de Bizy

It was only a very short drive in the coach to Chateau de Bizy.  Hidden behind trees in a huge estate is Bizy Castle.  The castle and the park surrounding Bizy is under monumental protection and features water gardens of the baroque splendors of the 18th century.

 

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Water features like this are all around the Chateau de Bizy

The famous stables still home for a few ornate horse-drawn carriages.

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The stables are full of carriages that were used back in the 18th century

As it was everyone on the ship to do this tour we were all given colored cards that would be our guide to which part we would be doing first.  The 4 of us, Muriel, Tanya, Peter and myself were in the same group. Our 3 guides below for the tours.  They are dressed in the fashions of that time.

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these 3 put on a bit of a show for us as well as our guides

The first part of the tour was a workshop smelling all the different herbs, flowers etc It was fun to start with then it just went on a wee bit too long.  We had to answer questions which some of us couldn’t be bothered doing.  Then some were to make flower arrangements.  I love flowers and plants but to make an arrangement wasn’t my cup of tea.  Others throughly enjoyed it.

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Our flower arranging class

The we were taken on a tour of the grounds and the castle.  What an amazing place it is.

 

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The magnificent grounds
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water features everywhere

We were taking through the Grand Salon, the drawing-room and the dinning room.  It is furnished how it would have been back in the 18th Century.  The Castle is still privately owned by the heirs of the Duke of Penthièvre.

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the front of the Chateau de Bizy

We were taking through the Grand Salon, the drawing-room and the dinning room.  It is furnished how it would have been back in the 18th Century.  The Castle is still privately owned by the heirs of the Duke of Penthièvre.

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What a stunning light fixture

 

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anyone for dinner?

 

 

 

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Such a stunning place to visit.

 

We had such a wonderful time visiting Chateau de Bizy and I recommend anyone reading this post to put this wonderful place on your places to visit.

There is so much history behind this stunning Chateau of which needs a separate post.  That will come much later..and I hope you enjoy it when I do.

More pictures will be on instagram

 

 

 

*Next on the blog – Monet’s Garden

 

 

 

12 Replies to “Chateau de Bizy”

  1. I love visiting the 18th-century chateaux! The way that they lived (and how many servants were employed to support that lifestyle) always blows my mind. I think I would have loved this tour, even with the “forced fun” of making flower arrangements! Please tell me that the guy in the patchwork-vest-over-tee-shirt ensemble wasn’t really trying to dress up in the fashion of the time?

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