La Garenne Lemot


Prologue

 

 

 

The 13-hectare park was created by sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot on the banks of the Sèvre Nantaise in the 19th century. The pine trees, stone pines, buildings and statues in the picturesque park near the beautiful town of Clisson make it reminiscent of Italian landscapes.

Designed during the first quarter of the 19th century, Garenne Lemot is part of the tradition of great picturesque 18th-century landscape gardens in France, which adopted elements of design from England, China and Italy for both their flora and their architecture.