THE SEVEN PATHS OF PARADISE

THE SEVEN PATHS OF PARADISE TO AMBOISE.

“My good Pacello, your gardens at Chateau Gaillard are enchanting, your multicoloured flowers, green and lush shrubs, abundant vegetables, and full-flavoured fruits respond to the diligence and vigilance of the Neapolitan monk,” said Charles VIII.

The park is nothing less than a forest within a town, and it is full of discoveries and period items. The estate is crossed by the Seven Paths of Paradise in a romantic atmosphere that is out of the ordinary, set here and there with grottoes, centuries-old trees, 400-year-old oaks, 200-year-old cedars and yews, tulip trees, elms, beeches, acacias, Judas trees, etc. A troglodytic rural dovecote covering 200 boulins (100 hectares) was discovered in the rock along the François I Path, which enables people to go above the château on foot!