5 kilometers from the city center hides the Rochers Sévigné castle, country residence of one of the most famous French letter writers, the Marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696).
Rochers-Sévigné will give you the impression of stepping back in time. As you will have understood, the Château de Vitré is not the only château to discover in the area!
The museum takes place in the Rochers Sévigné castle, a XNUMXth century Gothic manore , with majestic turrets and a small octagonal chapel covered with an imperial roof.
The Marquise de Sévigné spent many stays there, after the death of her husband Henri de Sévigné.
Current Museum of Rochers Sévigné was created in 1884. It offers a permanent exhibition retracing the life of its illustrious owner, between objects, furniture and portraits.
The course will take you into l'Orangerie, where you will be greeted by an imposing statue of the Marquise (XIXe), in the manor tower as well as in the Chapel that the Marchioness had built in 1671. You will have the feeling of entering theintimacy of the famous writer.
The famous correspondence
It was between these walls that Madame de Sévigné wrote 297 letters, including 262 addressed to her daughter, the Countess of Grignan. Let yourself be surprised by this castle with its exceptional environment, nestled between the pond of La Valière and the golf course of Rochers-Sévigné, and take the time to explore its incredible 30-hectare park.
The castle park, between flower gardens and shady paths
“We cannot praise all the Allées des Rochers enough. They would have their merit at Versailles; that's all to tell you. "
An exceptional domain
The Marquise de Sévigné liked to walk alone in this park that she never stopped to enlarge and embellish over the course of her visits.
You can stroll through the French garden drawn by sir Ours, the famous gardener of Louis XIV, let yourself be surprised by the sound effect of theecho, or pay attention to sometimes funny names aisles, such my daughter's mood alley ou drunken alley.
The most impressive of these is undoubtedly theroyal alley, 700 meters long.
The castle of Rochers-Sévigné is closed to the public from October 1 to March 31.
Guided tour of the castle from April to September from Thursday to Monday. Tours depart from 14:30 a.m., 16 p.m. and 17 p.m. (duration: 45 minutes).
Price : Full € 6 / Reduced € 4