The park of
It’s early afternoon and the sun is already high in the sky. We are a little early for our rendezvous, so we take the opportunity to go for a walk in the park’s arboretum and enjoy the shade of a sequoia close to the Château of La Roche-Bagnoles.
From a distance, we spot our guide who is waiting by the fountain just opposite the château. It is 2 pm and we join the rest of the group for a guided tour of this building that is now the town hall. The tour focuses on the exterior of the château, which enables us to look carefully at the different façades of the neo-Renaissance-style building.
We follow our guide to the music kiosk so we can stand in the shade while we hear the story of the Goupil family and the construction of the Château de La Roche-Bagnoles. Anne-Marie-Catherine, the first owner of the Château, entrusted its building to the architect David in 1855, which she was able to afford thanks to the fortune mysteriously acquired by her father and her uncle, who was also her husband!