Notably Nemours – July 17, 2009

Our second summer field trip took us to the 300-acre Nemours Mansion and Gardens of Alfred I. DuPont.  We were delighted to be led on a tour of his family’s French chateau styled mansion.  The chance to get a glimpse into the inventive ideas of an early 1900s industrialist was amazing – DuPont implemented these ideas into aspects of his home like cork floors to help cushion the cook’s workspace in the kitchen!  We were impressed and hadn’t yet set foot on the grounds.  The grand gardens were prettier and more expansive than any picture can do justice.  The site showcased exquisite fountains, whimsical gnomes, stately hound statues and one very charming tour guide who proudly escorted us through DuPont’s car collection.  We couldn’t have asked for lovelier weather to peruse such a beautiful space.

fountain friends


Stairway showcase

Grassy mosaic

The mansion

Paul and the ladies

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