The terrace "Ã la franÃ§aise".
A guided visit of the grounds is organised every year in June during the campaign "Mois des jardins". See day of visit on the national programm.
Considering the age of the plantations, on can come to the conclusion that the park has been designed around 1880, probably by the great-great grandfather of the actual owners... Is is hard to imagine the gardens of Pierre Merlin, when he lived there, at the turn of the 16th century ! We only own a fairly simple plan of the gardens, dated 1793 : the terrace was then divided into four grass-plots, which became in the 19th century one single grass-plot, surrounded by a box rim and spotted by cubic or round trimmed box-trees.
The grounds show definitely two different approaches : the terrace "Ã la franÃ§aise" and the park itself, a vast meadow dotted by distant clumps of trees, as far as one can see... A romantic walk along shaded banks of the river Saulx, stone benches now and then, allowing some rest and gorgeous points of view on the chateau, the river or the 17th century stone bridge of the village : all is combined to gratify the visitors.