The other day when I was in Chantilly for a cocktail déjeunatoire, we also had the opportunity to visit the André Le Nôtre exhibition at the Salle du Jeu de Paume. Right along the Auberge du Jeu de Paume where we stayed this winter.
André Le Nôtre (1613-1700) was a landscape architect and gardener who created some of the most famous gardens in France. For example he designed the gardens of Versailles, Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, les Tuileries and also Chantilly. He was particularly proud of the jardin à la française in Chantilly because his client, le Grand Condé, gave him carte blanche. I think he had more fun in Chantilly, and it shows. The exhibition ends this weekend and is really nice: it includes beautiful sketches of seesaws & swings and a giant 11m2 scale model of the entire domain. Very impressive!
As formal garden style gardens are all about symmetry & perspective, I played around with a kaleidoscope:
Below is one of my favorite spots of the Domaine de Chantilly: right there in the back; behind that statue, in the forest. From there you have a beautiful view on the castle and on the spectacular fireworks festival that is held every few years:
Wish you all a great weekend! What are you up to? Here in the Oise it will be warm and sunny, so I hope to spend lots of time outside… maybe even in Chantilly.
12 thoughts on “Chantilly Kaleidoscope”
I love the kaleidoscope! You really have a tough life as a blogger ;) also having to go to all this boring places!
Have a great week end Judith!
Merci Elodie! Yeah so so tough… traveling & meeting cool people.. ugh!
fabulous pics. I think I need to schedule a day trip soon, too :)
It's only 20 minutes by train (and a little walk) from Gare du Nord, so no excuse to come visit when you'll be in Paris :D
Nice idea, I enjoyed this. About the coming weekend, the plan is to get even more walks and relaxing time as much in nature as possible ;-)
From the images on your blog, it looks like you're having lots of outdoor fun already :) bisous!
Those Kaleidoscope pictures are great – love the one with the swans! I'll be packing this weekend and then tomorrow I'll head to Thailand! Whoohoo! Have a wonderful weekend, I hope the sun will shine as promised!
Merci Lena! Wow, Thailand! Hope you'll have a great time with many adventures and some relaxing as well. Safe travels!
Thailand, that's where Lena is going? Lucky girl.
You graphics guru and show off:-)))
Great stuff x
Yes, Lena is on a wild adventure far far away from here :)
Wauw i like the kaleidoscope swanpicture! beautful!
Merci Corine! It's so much fun to play around with images like this :)