André Le Nôtre at The Tuileries Gardens

03Oct13

Tuileries
It was a real pleasure strolling through the Tuileries this autumn, discovering new botanical species and color palette.

The Louvre recently curated an exquisite exhibition in the Tuileries gardens celebrating André Le Nôtre’s legacy as jardinier extraordinaire and principal gardener for Louis XIV.

Le Nôtre perfected the art of creating a “jardin à la francaise” – a style of garden based on symmetry and the principle of imposing order over nature. Vaux-le Vicomte, Chantilly, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Versailles gardens are among his important legacies.

Growing up in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a royal town just outside Paris and residence of several French kings, I have enjoyed running along Le Nôtre’s long stone terrace which gives a  gasping view on the Seine river with Paris, in distance. Versailles’ gardens are also a short drive away and have been a long time favorite spot for walking and reading.

Thank you to all the wonderful landscape architects who have followed Le Nôtre’s footsteps in creating such beautiful public spaces.

LeNotre

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One Response to “André Le Nôtre at The Tuileries Gardens”

  1. 1 Julia Crampton

    > Dear Thuy-Tien, > > Thx 4 v interesting piece on gardens & Andre Le Notre. Was it he whose famous > quote is about looking across water? My father Savington loved the quote & I > cant recall its words or if Le Notre was the right man. I remember the quote > was related to the huge lovely lake made at Versailles for le roi soliel. Love > from us both, DickC > > thuytiencrampton posted: ” It was a real pleasure strolling through the > Tuileries this autumn, discovering new botanical species and color palette. > The Louvre recently curated an exquisite exhibition in the Tuileries gardens > celebrating Andr Le Ntre’s legacy as jardinier ext” >


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