Let’s take a walk in the garden at Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, France

Let’s take a walk in the garden at Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, France

Just a heads up, it might be a long walk

Mathow has an interest in the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t have created this distriKt! Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in 1661 under the reign of Louis XIV, and is located in Maincy, 34 miles southeast of Paris. The chateau is a masterful design conglomeration of architecture, landscaping, and interior design. Mathow’s distriKt focuses on the garden.

There isn’t just one garden at the Vaux-le-Vicomte. The exact number would differ depending on the source, but, most importantly, the gardens are immaculately maintained. The hedges look as though they’ve were drawn by hand after mush erasing and perfecting. In one area, the hedges create a maze of a pattern. It has been said that during Louis XIV’s reign, the derelicts of society were given a second chance if they could successfully navigate the maze in under a minute. If not, well, you’ve heard of Robespierre, haven’t you?

The grounds also feature several grand, scantily-clad sculptures/statues. One of them is a muscular male who looks like he’s spent much time in the gym. Maybe it was a case of classic male overcompensation, because either he was born with a deficit in the midregion, or the sculptor saved that section for last and forgot to finish the job.

Also, what large-scale design castle would be complete without a few water fountains? Why don’t you yourself complete the trip, and visit this distriKt!

 

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