To the north of the court of honour the chateau’s nymphaeum, classified as a historic monument, was built at the request of the Prince of Conti in the 18th century. The nymphaeum is a circular artificial cave covered in a mosaic of shells, magnified by a light well. The Prince’s crest decorates the walls to mark his ownership.

Nymphaea are richly decorated structures, dedicated to the nymphs, the divinities associated with water and nature. During Antiquity the Greeks built architectural features at water springs, particularly in grottos. The Romans took up the idea and developed it creating colonnaded structures and monumental fountains.

During the Renaissance the craze for all things Classical led to the construction of nymphaea in gardens everywhere in Europe. Very few still remain because of their fragile decoration.







INFORMATIONS VISITEURS


Les  portes du parcours culturel du Château d’Auvers

VISION IMPRESSIONNISTE
“NAISSANCE & DESCENDANCE”

ouvrent du mardi au dimanche et les jours fériés 
de 10h à 17h de janvier au 31 mars 2019
de 10h à 18h du 1er avril au 30 septembre 2019

L’accueil est exceptionnellement fermé 
de 12h30 à 13h30 


ACTUALITÉ 

À découvrir le programme des ateliers d’Art Floral et Végétal 2019 


BON PLAN

Entrée libre et gratuite du Parc & des Jardins
du Château d’Auvers