A day out at Vizille Castle

October 14, 2013

During the weekend we had a day out visiting Vizille, which was just a short 20 minute car journey down the road. Vizille is home to a majestic chateau, and to some wonderful childhood memories. I think we used to visit the castle in the summer; the grounds are perfect for picnicking and we used to play games and ride the ponies etc. One day, an unruly little toddler was playing too close to the lake and was constantly being told to come away, the next thing we knew my brother was in the lake. Fond fond memories... and those are the kind that I am in no hurry to forget!

I hadn't visited the museum so we started by having a wander through the exhibition. It offered a lot of interesting information about the French Revolution, but it was difficult to absorb it all without reading everything in a lot of detail. So we took the opportunity to admire the artwork and sculptures, absorb some of the history, and take some photos, (which I would never even have attempted in a museum prior to Marc's help.) 

After a lot of wandering around inside on a beautiful sunny day,
 it was more than time to get into the fresh air.

 We took a quick detour to the ice cream parlour and chose our favourite ice creams.
 Some of us weren't able to stick to our initial decisions, so there was a little thievery.


Next it was time for my most anticipated part: the gardens.


 After a good walk, we caught the sun going down and watched the light illuminate the trees. A photographer's dream: golden hour.





And that was the end to a wonderful day. After that, I reluctantly had to think about packing up, taking the journey back to England, before practically turning on the spot for my next destination... Sri Lanka!

4 comments:

  1. this castle looks absolutely incredible! And hope you have a safe and fun trip to Sri Lanka :)

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  2. What a beautiful chateau! I adore visiting French castles and soaking up the history and of course the wonderful gardens :) Hope you had a safe trip to Sri Lanka!

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