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Le 13th January 2022
At the heart of a wooded hill in the shape of a crescent moon, flows the Boëme. The Logis de Forge (XNUMXth century) and its hamlet (XNUMXth century) stretch around the pond formed by gushing water.
This singular site where plants, minerals and water meet, inspired Ghislain and Martine de Beaucé. After the restoration of the buildings came the time for the gardens. Receptive to contemporary conceptions, inspired by their stays in different continents, sensitive to the natural wanderings of plants, light watchers, they give us an ever-renewed passion as part of a storytelling walk.
The house, whose first stones date back to the Hundred Years War, was rebuilt in the XNUMXth century. Built on a flat rock, it dominates a pond fed by the resurgence of Forge. A few meters away, flows the river Boëme.
In 1781, the estate acquired its notoriety. It is bought by Bernard Sazerac to create a paper mill. Coming from a family of earthenware makers but also eau-de-vie merchants and forge masters, this industrialist took part in fitting out the American fleet.
> 1 Star in the Michelin Green Guide.
> Classified “Remarkable gardens” in 2004. .
> Logis de Forge (XNUMXth century) and hamlet (XNUMXth century) listed in the inventory Additional Historical monuments (ISMH).
The source of inspiration: travel! From their stays abroad, Ghislain and Martine de Beaucé retained the techniques of Japanese landscape painters seen in the gardens of Kyoto; the pools and light in the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada; waterfalls, sculptures, cypresses in Renaissance gardens in Italy.
Trees and shrubby plants in abundance have drawn their energy from wetlands since time immemorial: poplars, alders, ashes, willows, maples, oaks, chestnut trees.
Natural flowers and those whose colors blend into a rural landscape have been favored: lavender, asters, buddleias, lagerstroemias, ceanothes, hydrangeas, verbenas, daisies, poppies, passeroses, gauras, anemones, roses, dahlias…
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Adults: €7 / Children (-10 years old): free / Groups (+25 people): €6
Open: Visits by appointment from May 1 to September 30.
Meeting place: Moulin de Forge 9, route de la Garenne – 16440 Mouthiers-sur-Boëme .
PParking available to visitors.