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Miroir d'eau (Reflecting Pool)

 
 

The Miroir d’Eau (Reflecting Pool) is surely one of the most emblematic features of the garden; it is also one of the places where the hand of man is most obvious. In the simple lines, the mirror effects, and the shapes and forms, we find elements of the French garden inherited from the 17th century that has so impassioned William Christie. When summer comes and the pool glitters with the lights of the Dans les Jardins de William Christie Festival, the most brilliant celebrations of the “great century” are echoed in this mirror of marvels!

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    Colonnades et rocailles, Miroir d'eau (© Lionel Hug)


    Colonnades et rocailles, Miroir d'eau (© Lionel Hug)
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    Colonnades et rocailles, Miroir d'eau (© Julien Gazeau)


    Colonnades et rocailles, Miroir d'eau (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Allée de platanes, Miroir d'eau (© Jay Qin)


    Allée de platanes, Miroir d'eau (© Jay Qin)
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    Aux abords du Miroir d'eau (© Lionel Hug)


    Aux abords du Miroir d'eau (© Lionel Hug)
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    Le Miroir d'eau vu du ciel (© Julien Gazeau)


    Le Miroir d'eau vu du ciel (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Rocailles, Miroir d'eau (© Julien Gazeau)


    Rocailles, Miroir d'eau (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Le Miroir d'eau (© Julien Gazeau)


    Le Miroir d'eau (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Miroir d'eau (© Lionel Hug)


    Miroir d'eau (© Lionel Hug)
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    Allée de platanes, Miroir d'eau (© Lionel Hug)


    Allée de platanes, Miroir d'eau (© Lionel Hug)
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    Le Miroir d'eau en automne (© Lionel Hug)


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    Le Miroir d'eau en automne (© Lionel Hug)


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    Le Miroir d'eau en automne (© Lionel Hug)


The Miroir d'eau, in William Christie's words:

"Either side of the pool I've planted a double row of plane trees, behind which run hedges in hornbeam, a plant one finds throughout the garden linking the various spaces. At the far end of the reflecting pool, forming a backdrop to it, is a composition made up of giant rocaille stones set in front of a wide hornbeam colonnade. The ensemble recalls the aquatic imagery of some 17th-century gardens."

William Christie

Plan JWC Miroir D Eau