Château du Champ de Bataille

Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc, France

Château du Champ-de-Bataille is Baroque castle built in the 17th century for the Maréchal de Créqui. In 1650 Alexandre de Créquy-Bernieulle (1628–1703) was arrested and exiled to the province by Cardinal Mazarin. He built the Château du Champ-de-Bataille between 1653 and 1665.

The French formal garden was created beginning in 1992 by a new owner, interior designer Jacques Garcia. It was inspired by sketches of the original garden, long vanished, which showed the placement of the great terrace, the broderies and bousquets, and the proportions of the squares of Apollo and Diana. These features were scrupulously reproduced, while the new features of the garden took their 'measure and tone' from the model of the original. The garden is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.



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Founded: 1653-1655
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Adrian Birrer (14 months ago)
Absolutely stunning park design, must walk and see, takes at least 1 hour. Inside guided tour, 45' but rooms are overloaded with old furnitures, paintings and statues....
Matthieu ALHURAISH (15 months ago)
The garden is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France. The Château built between 1653 and 1665. Since 1992 Jacques Garcia French architect, interior designer and garden designer, best known for his contemporary interiors of Paris hotels and restaurants owner of the Château du Champ-de-Bataille. He also became an avid collector of furniture and royal art objects dispersed after the French Revolution. We can see some of his exceptionnel collection during the visit
Walter Bettens (16 months ago)
This chateau gets two stars in the Michelin green guide and was seen on Monty Don's French Gardens series. Hats off to Mr Garcia for recreating this "Ancien Régime" feeling.
Christopher Daly (17 months ago)
The gardens here are beautiful, and an amazing mix of new and old. This is a must see.
Arif Zaman (2 years ago)
Amazing find. Honestly not expecting such an incredible garden. Price is high but helps with maintenance of the gardens so it’s worth it. Easily spent 2 hours exploring and that was in the rain. That’s how good the gardens were. Reminded me of the gardens of Versailles but just in a smaller scale.
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