French (formal) garden

Features of a formal garden:
- terrace
- topiary
- statuary
- hedge
- bosquet
- parterre
- sylvan theater
- pergola
- pavilion
- landscaping

Connected Sites

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Albi At Palais de la Berbie
Blenheim Palace
Bourges Cathedral Bourges Cathedral's garden
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Fertőd-Esterházy Palace garden
Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
Great Spa Towns of Europe Gönner-Anlage (1909-12) in Baden Baden
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Lednice: castle garden
Litomysl Castle
Loire Valley
Mafra Cerco Garden, a formally designed garden (AB ev)
Nice In the park of the Château de Valrose (Nomination file, p. 143-144)
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro extensive gardens in the French, Italian and English styles (AB ev)
Potsdam Park Sanssouci
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Royal Residence Garden
Royal Palace at Caserta
Schönbrunn Comprises a big part of the area, planned by Jean Trehet in 1695. It contains, among others, a maze.
Singapore Botanic Gardens Sundial Garden
Versailles Best-known example of a formal garden
Vienna Burggarten, Volksgarten
Würzburg Residence


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