In the beginning, one could only admire a scale model. Today espalier trees have been planted, stretching their branches along the walls. Despite climatic conditions that have not always been favourable, the programme of restoring the château orchards has followed its course. The project manager supervising this transformation is Eric Pallot, chief architect for Historic Monuments. The old orchard, 5244 m², will refind its former glory: 3 kitchen gardens, 4 fruit gardens, a bee garden and an orchard. Ultimately, more than 200 traditional and regional varieties of fruit trees will brighten and fragrance the walkways. Visitors will be able to mix with school groups, whilst a dedicated apprenticeship and mentoring programme will evolve.
For some the attraction is the chapel, for others the orchards or the educational days dedicated to primary children. Interests among the Friends of the Château are varied. All speak of the range of projects to energize the village and its environs. All want bring their contribution to the endeavour. Why not join them?
Rich in eight centuries of history, the Château of Montigny-sur-Aube in the north of Burgundy is built in the centre of four hectares of parkland. Come and discover the chapel, jewel of the Renaissance (16th century), the orchards- in the process of being restored to their original 19th century model, the large English-style park and the restored moat, where swans, ducks and carp have taken up residence.
Immerse yourself in the history of the property: from its position as a 12th Century stronghold, to the great works undergone at the start of the 20th century. Discover the historical figures and ancestral timeline of the lands and the Chateau. The Château of Montigny-sur-Aube has been classified as an historical monument since 1961. It is situated in the Côte-d’Or, only 2 ½ hours from Paris. Its owners, Marie-France Menage-Small and Len Robert Small are happy to welcome you throughout the year.