Château de Miromesnil day trip from Paris

by Sharon Santoni


The perfect day trip from Paris: Chateau Miromesnil

A couple of hours drive to the west of Paris lies a beautiful 17th century château by the name of Miromesnil. It makes for a beautiful day trip from Paris.   Over the past centuries Château de 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.

The front of Chateau Miromesnil Trees lining the property of Chateau Miromesnil in France

It is a well loved, and carefully tended private home, but happily for us the gardens and part of the Château de 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.

Chateau Miromesnil and the potager

The garden gates with roses leading to the French Chateau Miromesnil

The potager or kitchen garden at Chateau Miromesnil, rows of flowers, herbs, and vegetables

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.

Greenhouse and rows of plants at Chateau Miromesnil

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.

Pink roses that line the walls of French Chateau Miromesnil

If you would like to visit the Château 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.


Château de Miromesnil

76550 Tourville-sur-Arques



Carol Hinkson June 17, 2019 - 3:26 pm

Absolutely beautiful Sharon. Thank you.

Helen Digenis June 18, 2019 - 3:39 pm

Beautiful pictures. Lovely spot to visit. Thank you for all your suggestions and inspiring thoughts. I look forward to read your entries.

RITA PARKER June 17, 2019 - 3:35 pm


Vicky from Athens June 17, 2019 - 3:44 pm

That’s my idea of heaven, also! Breathtakingly beautiful!

Sherry June 17, 2019 - 3:35 pm

Oh that’s so so pretty! When were these pictures taken? We are going to France next summer and would like to stay here! Obviously, we would like to be there when there are the most plants in bloom.

sharon santoni June 17, 2019 - 9:59 pm

I took these shots ten days ago, early June 🙂

Danielle Kabos June 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm

Sherry, the rooms and hosting are all lovely. The views over the park and gardens are spectacular as the guest rooms are all up on the third or fourth floor (4-5 for the US) – so there’s a lot of stairs and best to just take a small bag up to your room with you. Have a lovely trip!

Leslie Lord June 17, 2019 - 3:46 pm

Looks amazing Sharon!
The gardens are particularly stunning and so full of beautiful flowers.

Margo June 17, 2019 - 3:48 pm

How lovely! We too, have our vegetables tucked in with our flowers. Our space is limited and garden tomatoes and haricots vert are just too precious not to include. Of course, our herbs fit right in as well. It’s good to know we are in such good company. As always, your pictures are a feast for the eyes!

Julie June 17, 2019 - 4:10 pm

This is really beautiful. I love the idea of mixing the vegetables and herbs in with the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Natalia June 17, 2019 - 4:31 pm

Sharon,thank you for sharing your wonderful stories and these beautiful places with us.
Just looking at anything so marvelous takes me on an arm chair vacation!

Virginia June 17, 2019 - 5:20 pm

Stunning… lovely. Thank you!!

Michel (Michael) Camburako June 17, 2019 - 5:56 pm

Tres jolie! Mais bien sur, c’est la France!!

Taste of France June 17, 2019 - 6:21 pm

It’s gorgeous. Are the flowers mixed into the potager to attract pollinators or repel pests? Or just because it’s beautiful?

Linda June 17, 2019 - 7:01 pm

The gardens remind me of our gardens in Oregon this time of year!

Susan June 17, 2019 - 7:22 pm

Spectacular~the gardens and your photography!

Laura Johnson June 17, 2019 - 10:42 pm

My daughters and I are planning a trip to France in the Spring of 2020. I will definitely keep this in mind! Thank you so much!

Evangeline June 18, 2019 - 12:03 am


Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place, filled with awe inspiring views, ideas. You have given me inspiration to rearrange my garden of flowers only, to include some herbs and vegetables this Fall!

Ida Duplechin June 18, 2019 - 2:52 am

Thank you so very much for such a beautiful presentation of a working garden. Now I have more ideas of how to arrange my terrace garden.

Robert June 18, 2019 - 3:32 am

Your photography is amazing!!! The photos are beautiful as are the gardens !! I love the story of the evolution or the kitchen garden
under the guidance of Monsieur Boulenger!!!

Olivia Brooks -Pendlebury June 19, 2019 - 10:05 pm


Kathryn Gauci June 20, 2019 - 7:35 am


Ann June 20, 2019 - 6:02 pm

Makes me rethink about marrying for love instead of money!

Love your blog.


Gris fleur March 17, 2021 - 2:14 pm

Lovely castle ! We were delighted to discover it thanks to ‘Au fil de la manche”, a knitting fair that takes place in their garden.

Marie May 25, 2021 - 1:48 am

Hope to visit the chateau one day & definitely adding to my bucket list

Giftbasketworldwide August 23, 2021 - 8:32 am

Breath-taking one!! Keep up the Good work


Leave a Comment