Château de Castries Gardens (Hérault)
Known as the “little Versailles of Languedoc,” this vast park and 17th-century French gardens designed by Le Nôtre, King Louis XIV’s celebrated landscape gardener, are among the most prestigious in France. It was supplied with water by the aqueduct, a work unique in France, designed by Paul Riquet, engineer of the Canal du Midi. The estate constitutes one of the most impressive sites in the Languedoc-Roussillon region with a touch of 17th-century “grandeur” to attract tourism from the larger and better-known city of Montpellier just to the south.
Restoration of the hydraulic system of the Grande Cascade and the reflecting pool