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Chateau Flaugergues


© 2012 photos Uwe Dietrich


© 2012 photos Uwe Dietrich


© 2012 photos Uwe Dietrich

For readers who are visiting France I share one of the places that I encourage people to visit. This is an article that I wrote and that was published in the in May, 2012.

A Wonderful Afternoon at Chateau Flaugergues. Montpellier, France

After a  lovely lunch at the Folia restaurant, we went on a guided visit to the Chateau to learn more about the history of France and the meaning of the term ¨la folie¨, the phrase used  in our pamphlet, ¨Visitez la folie!¨ Our guide made the visit interesting by sharing information about the history of the Colbert family and their activities at the Chateau in the past.  We saw the unique staircase and the Chateau dining room.  We learned of the indoor games played by family and visitors in past centuries. As an art journalist I was able to enjoy the Chateau´s 18th century architecture, its engravings by famous artists and the beautiful Flemish tapestries.on the walls.

After our visit to the Chateau, we strolled through the gardens containing plants and trees from around the world. Our guide was able to show us a plant or tree that originated in each of the countries represented by the people in our group. The tour was followed by a wine tasting, ¨degustacion, ¨ of the excellent wines produced by the Chateau.

I highly recommend that you take the time, when you are visiting Montpellier, to visit Chateau de Flaugergues. My friend and I had a wonderful afternoon at the Chateau.  I am looking forward to my next visit.

Un après-midi merveilleux à Flaugergues Château. Montpellier, France

Après un charmant repas au restaurant Folia, nous sommes allés sur une visite guidée du château pour apprendre d`avantage sur l’histoire de la France et la signification du terme ¨ la folie, l’expression utilisée dans notre brochure, ¨Visitez la folie! ¨ Notre guide fait la visite intéressante en partageant des informations sur l’histoire de la famille Colbert et leurs activités au Château dans le passé. Nous avons vu l’escalier unique et la salle à manger au Château. Nous avons appris des jeux d’intérieur joués par la famille et les visiteurs dans les siècles passés. Comme un journaliste d’art, j’ai pu profiter de l’architecture du château au 18e siècle, ses gravures par des artistes célèbres et de las tapestries.on les murs.

Après notre visite au château, nous nous sommes promenés dans les jardins contenant des plantes et des arbres du monde entier. Notre guide était en mesure de nous montrer une plante ou un arbre qui a pris naissance dans chacun des pays représentés par les personnes de notre groupe. La visite a été suivie par une dégustation de vin, des excellents vins produits par leChâteau.

Je recommande fortement que vous preniez le temps, lorsque vous visitezMontpellier, pour visiter Château de Flaugergues. Nous avons eu un merveilleux après-midi au château. Je suis impatient de la prochaine visite.

© 2012 article,Charalee Graydon

About Charalee Graydon

Art Chat introduces art, photography, poetry and narrative and invites submissions from artists and poets from around the world who wish to share their work. Due to demand and time constraints not all work is able to be accepted for publication. Charalee works closely with in producing the materials for this site. The technical and artistic expertise of Kamal at Photofade and those who help with translation is recognized and appreciated.. All images and materials are the property of the artist. No reproduction is allowed without authorization.

2 responses to “Chateau Flaugergues

  1. Thanks for this article Charalee – I look forward to visiting the Chateau!

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