The Park and its French gardens
Built on a wooded hill between Bourges and Sancerre, where lilies and daffodils abound, Castle de Maupas’ majestic 800 years old construction graces the lake with its reflection. Walking between the plane trees on the pathway to the honor yard, you'll discover the wonders surrounding the Castle, like the French garden on the terrace level, or the lake at the edge of the woods.
All of this adds to an already exceptional setting, from the leafy trees to the vast plains of pruned grass where the fawns pasture every morning and the kids play every afternoon. The harmonious and bushy parterres at the feet of the medieval tower have symmetrical designs inspired by the embroidery works of the Renaissance.
From the French gardens, in the terrace level, you can admire the beautiful landscape of Morogues and the surrounding hills. Landscape architect Fernand Rolin, native of Bourges, was in charge of designing and restoring this park area in 1955.
The place is so cozy that the current owners still honor the motto that Alain, count of Maupas, an hospitable and pious man, ordered to carve in the main access to the tower back in the Nineteenth Century: «To dwell is to serve».