Villeneuve-sur-Allier Travel Guide

  • Arboretum de Balaine
    Arboretum de Balaine
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  • Vignobles autour de Villeneuve
    Vignobles autour de Villeneuve
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  • Sunflowers
    Sunflowers
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    Geant sequoias

    by Klod5 Written Sep 13, 2003

    In the "Arboretum" of the castel of "Balaine", you can see many trees very old, unusuals inFrance, some this geant sequoias...

    Sequoias in Balaine
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    • Castles and Palaces

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    The castle of Balaine: Reception's rooms in an castel

    by Klod5 Written Apr 29, 2003

    Les salles du château de Balaine sont à votre disposition, dans le cadre du parc à l'Anglaise, pour mariages, réunions et repas de famille, repas d'affaires, congrès, conférences, séminaires, etc...

    The rooms of the castle of Balaine are at your service, in the setting of the park to the Englishwoman, for marriages, meetings and meals of family, business meal, convention, conferences, seminaries, etc...

    Favorite Dish: Accueil : de 20 à 300 personnes.
    Repas : plusieurs traiteurs au choix.
    Prix : de 2500 FF à 10000 FF, (de 381 € à 1524 €),
    visite du parc à l'anglaise de 20 ha comprise.

    L'orangerie du ch��teau de Balaine
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    • Wine Tasting
    • Luxury Travel

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    Polyculture

    by Klod5 Written Sep 13, 2003

    Favorite thing: The department to ally it, and the region around Villeneuve is earths of "polyculture" (varied agricultural cultures) : cereals, grapevines, prairies offer you a varied landscape...

    Sunflowers
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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Un pays de vignobles

    by Klod5 Written Sep 13, 2003

    Favorite thing: The region of Villeneuve is at the heart many territories of Controlled Origin Appellations (AOC). Of excellent wines that you will taste with pleasure (and moderation), and that you will bring back at home to make age them in your cellar.

    Vignobles autour de Villeneuve
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    Château de Balaine

    by Klod5 Written Apr 29, 2003

    Favorite thing: Après une vie mondaine bien remplie sous le consulat, le directoire et l'empire, la belle Aglaé Adanson âgée de trente ans et fille du célèbre naturaliste Michel Adanson, se retire à Balaine, dans la propriété que lui lègue en 1812 un ami de la famille. Aglaé se défait des terres arides et garde pour dessiner son parc, les sols les plus riches et les mieux situés, qu'elle draine, assèche, et protège des vents. Sa passion pour la botanique et les plantes la conduit à entreprendre toute une série d'expérimentations. Elle essaie d'acclimater les plantes exotiques, que rapportent par bateaux les grand botanistes de l'époque. Sa patience, ses dons d'observation et ses intuitions sur les besoins des plantes qu'elle recherche à éduquer, sont récompensés par des succès dont le visiteur d'aujourd'hui bénéficie, deux siècles plus tard. Le parc est resté dans la même famille depuis sa création en 1804 (7ème génération actuellement).

    Fondest memory: After one very full worldly life under the consulate, the board of directors and empire, the beautiful Aglaé Adanson aged of thirty years and girl of the famous naturalistic Michel Adanson, retire in Balaine, in the property that bequeaths to him in 1812 the family's friend. Aglaé comes apart of the arid earths and guard to draw his park, the richest soils and the better situated, that she drains, dry, and protect winds. His passion for the botany and the plants the drives to undertake a whole set of experimentations. She tries to acclimatize the exotic plants, that by boats bring back the big botanists of the time. His patience, his grants of observation and his intuitions on the needs of the plants that she searches for to educate, are rewarded by successes of which today's visitor benefits, two centuries later. The park remained in the same family since its creation in 1804 (7th generation currently).

    Ch��teau de Baleine
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Historical Travel

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