• Chateau de Nacqueville

    27th September 2010Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    Florence d’Harcourt is a brave woman. She took on the family chateau and its grounds when her three brothers decided that none of them wanted the responsibility.  She and her husband Thierry (despite his name he didn’t speak the language and had never been to France) uprooted themselves and their children from Australia and moved in ten years ago.  With the help of just one gardener they work incredibly hard to maintain the classic landscape garden (designed by an English gardener in the early 19th century). I left there full of admiration – and somewhat daunted by what they have taken on.