An idealized landscape
Between 1805 and 1827, sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot embarked upon the creation of an idealized landscape taking his inspiration from the vast landscaped and picturesque gardens characteristic of the 18th century.
In the woods of La Garenne, the former hunting grounds of the lords of Clisson, on an estate spread over thirteen hectares, Lemot shaped his Italian idyll through a particular style of architecture and choice of vegetation. Imbued with the ambience of the lost paradise of antiquity, the Middle Ages and history, Lemot constructed an Italian rustic-style house, a neoclassical villa and ornamental follies.
Discover La Garenne Lemot Estate down through the centuries with these maps dating from 1850 on the following website: vuduciel.loire-atlantique.fr