A couple of hours drive to the west of Paris lies a beautiful 17th century chateau by the name of Miromesnil. It makes for a beautiful day trip from Paris. Over the past centuries Chateau Miromesnil has belonged to several different families, including that of Guy de Maupassant, one of France’s best-loved authors. It is currently owned by the family of the Count de Vogüé’, who acquired the property in 1938.
It is a well loved, and carefully tended private home, but happily for us the gardens and part of the Chateau Miromesnil are open to visit. I went along to visit the garden, the park and most especially the outstanding potager. I thought you may like to see my pictures.
Today the potager is tended on a daily basis and provides food for the family living here. In true French potager tradition there are flowers mingled in between the rows of artichokes, tomatoes and salad.
Herbs have a lot of space, in clumps and in rows. The old brick walls of the enclosed potager provide support for espalier fruit trees, roses and clematis …. the whole thing is my idea of heaven.
If you would like to visit the Chateau de Miromesnil, it would make a lovely day out from Paris. You can find details here, and it would make a great place to visit whatever the season. Pin this post too as a way to refer back to it when you’re looking for your next day trip outside of Paris.