Thursday, 14 May 2009

Domaine de Madame Elisabeth, part I

Yesterday I was saying that I cowardly left the palace behind in search of a calm place. A while back, I showed you historic Madame Elisabeth's Orangerie. For those who missed it, you can have a look here. At the time, the grounds, or "domaine" were closed so all I had to show was this. Now, of course, the grounds are open and are a delight, an absolute haven of tranquility. You had already seen the Orangerie of King Louis the 16th's sister, this here was her mansion.
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Hier je vous disais que j'avais laissé la foule qui se masse aux abords du château derrière moi en quête de calme. Il y a quelques temps, je vous emmenais à l'Orangerie du domaine de Madame Elisabeth. Pour ceux qui l'auraient ratée, séance de rattrapage par ici. En février, le parc du domaine était fermé, et je n'avais pu vous montrer que ceci. Maintenant, ce lieu délicieux, évidemment ouvert, est un hâvre de tranquillité. Vous aviez déjà vu l'orangerie, voici donc la maison de la soeur de Louis XVI.

20 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous place!Very interesting post!
Léia

Russ said...

Beautiful shot. What are those red thinks? They look like skis?

gogouci said...

Perfectly beautiful flowers framed in the foreground.

Jacob said...

Superbly composed and just a delightful photo in every way. What a place! Majestic.

cieldequimper said...

@Russ and anyone wondering: those red "skis" are... art.

alice said...

C'est drôle, je lui trouve un petit air de "Autant en emporte le vent" à cette belle demeure... Les colonnes sans doûte. Très bel angle de vue!

Laurent said...

Merci Ciel car bien qu'étant né à Versailles ou mes grands parents ont vécu je ne connaissais pas du tout cet endroit que je découvre grâce à toi.

Hilda said...

It looks like a magnificent mansion but I am so distracted by the lovely little flowers in the foreground and that gorgeous green lawn! I actually recognized the red stems as art, believe it or not :D

Trojan Gayle said...

Whats beautiful picture and interesting information.

B Squared said...

I counted at least 6 fireplaces. Love the whimsey you have created with this shot.

Catherine said...

Une bien belle solution de repli !
Ton angle la fait paraitre égarée dans la verdure. Très champêtre, et pourtant si prestigieuse à la fois.

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Becky said...

I love this photo! What a beautiful spring scene. And a fabulous home! I'd love to spend a Saturday afternoon here.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think I could get used to living there. ;-)

m_m said...

Awesome place to relax. When I look at your blog, the plan to visit again all the fantastic places in Versailles and Paris comes in my mind:)

Halcyon said...

Les fleurs sont très jolies. Ca me donne envie de visiter cet endroit !

Bergson said...

un cadrage diaboliquement fleuri

Sharon Van Lieu said...

How beautiful!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

This photo is absolutely beautiful as usual but often I ask to myself if is it more beautiful what you take or how you take it.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Floating blooms against masonry unit - a perfect ensemble.