Life in Grenoble

Life in Grenoble

Sunday, April 20, 2014

An afternoon at Château de Vizille

This week I took a quick trip to this little town called Vizille to visit an old castle turned museum and picnic in its park area.

The castle was built by François de Bonne, duke of Lediguières from 1604-1619 to demonstrate his importance in the French Court. It was later sold to a businessman who turned it into a textile factory. Finally, it was sold to the government, and now it serves at the French Revolution Museum of Vizille.

While the castle is beautiful, just as impressive is its surrounding park which houses birds, ducks, swans, geese, deer, peacocks, and ponies one can feed bread and admire. There is also a running stream that runs through the park that is beautiful and a surrounding landscape that takes your breath away.

We spend several hours eating and strolling around the park and it was a great and relaxing experience.


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