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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Alain Chassang (5 months 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.
Fabrice ALADENIZE (6 months ago)
Le château d'eau est une véritable curiosité historique. Le guide était très attentionné. Des essences intéressantes dans le parc.
Volodymyr KURTSEV (7 months ago)
Super ! Excellent spot for photographers !
Francis Pons (7 months ago)
Très belle surprise cette visite du château de Courson. L'intérieur et le parc avec un spectacle d'estime avec les élèves de Polytechnique : que du bonheur ! A visiter.
Philippe LOUCHET (12 months ago)
Very nice castle and garden.
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