The Château de Courson was built in 1676. Originally the home of the Lamoignon family, the château has been in the same family since the 18th century. Its historic park was laid out in formal style by a pupil of André Le Nôtre in the 18th century. During the 19th century the gardens were twice remodelled, first around 1820 for the Duc de Padoue by the landscaper Berthault, then again around 1860 by the Bülhers, who laid out many French parks and gardens.



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Founded: 1676
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Debajyoti Dey (4 months ago)
A beautiful, small castle but rich in history. Thanks to our guide for explaining the history well. Rated 5 star
Allen Davis (8 months ago)
A very quiet and beautiful garden. Well worth a visit. Some interesting trees, not least because some have planting dates.
Ivaylo Haratcherev (4 years ago)
The chateau is a closed old building in need of repairs. We were having an event in a building (former stables?) next to it. Not impressed.
Mijail Szczerban (4 years ago)
According to what's written in the walls part of the construction dates from the 17th century. Nice garden and lake with a very interesting contrast of colors provided by the variety of trees they have.
Alain Chassang (5 years ago)
Un beau domaine agréable au sud de Paris, il fait bon s'y promener même en automne. On peut regretter cependant le tarif assez élevé qui peut être dissuasif pour une famille.
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