I think I’m going to have to go to Paris next June!

Garden, Travel, Photo Journal

June is the season for roses and time to visit the many rose gardens in France. One of the recently created is the rose garden of the royal Abbey of Chaalis once the Renaissance style garden of Ippolito II d’Este Cardinal of Ferrara son of Lucrezia Borgia with Alfonso I d’Este and who created the famous Villa d’Este in Tivoli. The rose garden is located just behind the Chapel of Saint Mary once part of the Abbey. It was not till 1902 when Nélie Jacquemart-André wife of the banker Édouard André, bought the property and decided to create a rose garden. She would kept the Renaissance style gate with the arms belonging to Cardinal d’Este as well as the 16th century walls surrounding the garden work of Sebastiano Serlio – another Italian Renaissance artist who came to France at the request of Francis I to work in Fontainebleau. The rose…

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