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Parterre and Terrace

 
 

Stone, vegetation, water, and sky: from the long terrace adjoining the house, the gaze takes in this spectacular view. Like the sphinxes that frame the stairs, the visitor looks out over a parterre further down, its insolent green stretching back towards the vanishing point on the hill and its enigmatic cave.

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    Vue depuis la Terrasse (© Julien Gazeau)


    Vue depuis la Terrasse (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Escalier menant à la Terrasse (© Jay Qin)


    Escalier menant à la Terrasse (© Jay Qin)
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    Parterre (© Lionel Hug)


    Parterre (© Lionel Hug)
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    Taille des ifs, Parterre (© Julien Gazeau)


    Taille des ifs, Parterre (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Parterre (© Lionel Hug)


    Parterre (© Lionel Hug)
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    Le Parterre vu du ciel (© Julien Gazeau)


    Le Parterre vu du ciel (© Julien Gazeau)

The Parterre and the Terrace, in William Christie's words:

"When I saw the house and its grounds for the first time in 1985, I immediately had the idea of creating a terraced garden. I also realized that, by acquiring the adjacent plots of land, I could exploit the terrain's gentle descent towards the river to create a long perspective that would continue up the hill on the other side of the Saint-Juiré road. Further up the hill in the same axis the visitor will notice another structure in the same rustic stones: a hermit's cave, which I had built in 2007."

William Christie

Plan JWC Parterre