The Terres de Bretagne Music Festival
Part 3

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Guard House at the Northernmost Edge of the Domaine

Guard House at the Northernmost Edge of the Domain
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In Part 2 of this article, I described the château at the top of the hill and the thick woods around it.

Standing on the south side of the manor and turning my back to it, I had a beautiful view of the valley below. A stage had been set up mid-way down the slope, where two bands would play later that afternoon.

View of the Valley

View of the Valley
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I walked down the steep hill to explore the lowland. Later that day, I saw some kids taking the fast way down, sliding on the wet, slippery grass. What fun!

Kids Sliding down The Hill

Kids Sliding down The Hill
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The château in the valley is a fortified building sitting on the edge of a body of water.

View of Château du Bas

View of Château du Bas
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And behind the château lies a garden of sculpted, low-lying bushes (probably boxwood) that form an embroidery-like, box-hedge parterre. Surrounded on three sides by water, the garden looks as if it were floating on the pond.

In 2005, the garden was classified as a “jardin remarquable” (remarkable garden) by the Ministry of Culture. The domain itself was classified as a “Monument Historique” (Historic Monument) over sixty years ago.

Château with View of the Floating, Sculpted Garden

Château with View of the "Floating," Sculpted Garden

View of the Château du Bas from across the Pond

View of the Château du Bas from across the Pond
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To be continued…

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