Château et Jardins de Canon, a family château like no other.
During our holiday in Normandie, we went here.
It was beautiful, the house was not as big as I thought. When we walked into the house it was a lot smaller than expected. But the best thing about is the garden anyway so it did not really matter.
You start the tour from the south farm. In this farm, you come across the vegetable garden, the bread oven, orangery, cider press, and a bees’ yard.
Then you walk to the vase grove. There are various species. The name comes from the design of its paths in the shape of a vase.
After the vase grove, you walk along a lane towards the temple of the mourner. It was built in 1783 in a neo-classical style. J.B. Élie de Beaumont designed in memory of his beloved late wife.
If you are in a wheelchair you might want to skip the wild walk. But you can walk to the ornamental pond. where you have a beautiful view of the château. The pond is the home of carps, trout, roaches, swans, eels, and ducks.
Into the woods
When you walk into the woods towards the grand canal you come across a beautiful little waterfall. A little walk along the canal in the shade. You will end up at the chines pavilion that was built in 1781. And underwent restoration work in 2017.
Then my personal favourite part of the garden was the chartreuses. Eleven closed gardens which were called “Fruitiers”. The purpose of these gardens was the grow various kinds of fruit.
Back to the house
At the Rosiers’ Hall, you mind find some festivities that take place there. This was made to balance out the south farms on the other side.
Then you stand in front of the château. If you go in your mind understand what I meant with “the house was not as big as I thought.” Not that the house is small. It just looked bigger on the outside.
I do recommend this if you are in the neighborhood.