Tag Archives: Nicolas Fouquet

Avoir les dents longues

While a visit to Versailles may be an obligatory rite of passage when in France, a visit to the château Vaux-le-Vicomte on the outskirts of Paris is infinitely more pleasurable.  This 17th century gem was built by Nicolas Fouquet, the Superintendant … Continue reading

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Il faut cultiver notre jardin

Landscape architect André Le Nôtre was born on March 12, 1613 but his influence on the layout of Paris and the most important gardens of France is still felt almost four hundred years later.  The formal style of gardens you … Continue reading

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