Oxford Garden and Landscape History Seminar

The Maison Française d’Oxford will be hosting its third ‘garden and landscape’ seminar on Saturday, June 22nd at 2.30pm:

~ Celebrating André Le Nôtre (1613-1700) ~

Maison Française, 14.30-18.30

14.30 Dr David Jacques (Independent Scholar)

‘The Formal Garden in England before 1670’

15.15 Patricia Bouchenot-Déchin (Château de Versailles)

‘Le Nôtre sans le mythe’

16.30 Dr Georges Farhat (University of Toronto)

‘Le Nôtre and the Invention of a Topographic Perspective’

17.15 Dr David Jacques (Independent Scholar)

‘France Triumphant in England, 1680 to 1715’

17.50 Dr Georges Farhat (University of Toronto)

‘The Modernity of Le Nôtre and Versailles in the 20th and 21st Centuries’

Please note that the seminar will take place at 2.30 pm at the Maison Française, Norham Road, Oxford (which has a free car park) A garden tour is also organized in the morning, most probably at 10.30/11.00 am.
The seminar is open to all; however, in view of the group ticket at Blenheim, places for the ‘morning expedition’ are limited and it is advisable to register beforehand. In order to do so, simply write to laurent.chatel@ell.ox.ac.uk filling in the details below and sending it back by return of mail.

Registering for June 22nd.

Name: Email:

Attending/not attending the morning visit.
Attending/not attending the afternoon seminar.

I wish/ I do not wish to book lunch (at the cost of 12 pounds) [places limited, but on the day, local shops & pubs can provide an alternative]


For further information, consult
or please send an email to : laurent.chatel@ell.ox.ac.uk

With thanks,
Best wishes,
Laurent CHÂTEL
CNRS, USR 3129/Visiting Fellow, Lincoln College,

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