Villaines : secrets d’un château du Maine (Villaines: secrets of a Maine castle)

Not far from Le Mans, Villaines is part of the long history of Maine manors and castles. It is this castle with high slate roofs that Fabrice Moireau shows us. In total immersion, the watercolourist gives us a complete and intimate vision of the place. Facades, roofs, bedrooms and living rooms, library, kitchen, cellars and moats, dovecote and barn, nothing escaped the eye of this enthusiast of ancient architecture. Completing his report, Fabrice Moireau put on the gardener’s boots and sketched from all angles, over the seasons, these marvels of domesticated nature. Stanislas Dupleix, a young writer, conducted the investigation in parallel. With his lively and documented pen, he brings to light and details the thousand and one secrets of the estate, the castle and the gardens. It narrates like a romantic story, which accompanies the watercolors as closely as possible, the ups and downs, the anecdotes, the little mysteries that only the succession of centuries allows.

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You can get this book in bookstores or directly at the Château

64 pages, Format : 290 x 250 mn – 30€
Contact : 06 08 73 15 85


Virtuals Visits


Dictionnaire topographique, historique, généalogique et bibliographique de la province et du diocèse du Maine
par M. le chanoine Le Paige à Paris chez Saugrain, libraire 1777

Dictionnaire topographique, historique, et statistique de la Sarthe
par J-R Pesche à Paris chez Bachelier, libraire 1829

Le patrimoine des communes de la Sarthe
Editions Flohic 2001

Guide des Jardins en France
par Michel Racine, Editions Ulmer 2007

Le potager en carrés
par Anne Marie Nageleisen, Editions Ulmer 2009

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par Claude Gache et Guy Durand, Editions Transit 2010

Jardins d’émotions en Sarthe
par Josiane Couasnon et Sylvie Granger, Editions Libra Diffusio 2017

Villaines, secret d’un château du Maine
texte de Stanislas Dupleix, aquarelles de Fabrice Moireau, Editions du Pacifique 2021

Remarquables potagers de France
par Laetitia Bataille et Gilles Debarle, Editions France Agricole, novembre 2022

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