On the northern and eastern parterres, the National Estate of Chambord will replant a French garden, of which the original development was initiated by Louis XIV and concluded during the reign of Louis XV.
Up until the 1970s, traces of this garden remained present, but they were then supplanted by the large lawn that is presently visible. Once the gardens have been restored the way they were in the 18th century, the view both toward the castle and from the terraces shall be transformed. The restitution will go hand in hand with the upgrading of the northern and southern perspectives that traverse the park.
Historically exemplary, the project will be based on both documentary research and convincing archeological results (work reports of the king’s building department, the gardener’s employment contract, engravings and pictures, archeological probes by diagnostic sounding and geophysical techniques…). The fifteen acres of the northern and southern parterres will be integrally redesigned; opening to the public is planned for 2017.