Photographer's Note

Les jardins d'Annevoie ont t conus et amnags entre 1758 et 1776 par Charles-Alexis de Montpellier. Son fils, Nicolas-Charles, enrichira l'oeuvre de son pre vers la fin du XVIIIme sicle tout en conservant le trac de base. Les origines de la famille, tablie Annevoie depuis 1696, remontent au milieu du XVme sicle. Au XVIIIme sicle, les Montpellier taient de clbres matres de forges et c'est grce cette industrie florissante que Charles-Alexis, mayeur de la Cour des ferrons, aura les moyens d'amnager les jardins et d'agrandir le chteau.

Designed and laid out between 1758 and 1776 by Charles-Alexis de Montpellier, the gardens are an authentic historical record and above all a living work of art.
The 17th century French-style pleasure gardens at Annevoie were alone in adopting the Italianate and English styles in the 18th century.
As a result of the amalgamation of these three cultures, the gardens were referred to as European-style gardens. Over twenty ornamental lakes and ponds fed by some fifty water jets, fountains and cascades go to make up water gardens which are unique of their type.

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