Visiting Baie Ste. Anne
Your first Shelburne County destination is the stunning village of Baie Ste. Anne. This chateau-style resort was built as a summer home for the Baie Family during the 1940s. Incorporated in honour of the first French settlers to populate the area, the village’s designer- architect, Jean Biencourt de Poutrincourt returned to the marshes to design a landscape he knew he could build.
A bus service linked St. John to baie royale, a landscape he had known since boyhood. The landscape architect’s mother, Maioche Biencourt de Poutrincourt, took the children on a trip to baie in the summer of 1940 to “discuss plans, criticize and conquer the land”. Over the next nine years, the landscape would evolve and grow, reaching a completion of tranquility that could not have been foreseen at the beginning of the trip.
Returning to the marshes in the summer of 1962, the children’s coach, the Agourney, was a powerful symbol of the Guides’ desire to share their intimate knowledge of the landscape and human geography.
The trip ended on a pilgrimage to L’Auberge, a Gothic cathedral that hosts a permanent mosaic of one of the largest frescoes in the world, and site of a chapel where the graves of the wives of two of St. John of the Cross, Henry le Guenn, and of Saint Alexander, Pierre Le Grand, are preserved.
Historic Buildings and Landmarks:
The Chateau de Bequia, the “Castle of the Counts of Maine” is a rare example of a private residence in the French tradition with an appeals court and church on the ground floor and the master bedroom in the basement. เย็ดมันส์ It is now the official residence of the appeal court. The court is also housed in a separate wing of the Chateau, which has Evian-sponsored parties and regularly hosts local festivals.
The Casa Loma Apartments, a residence of the eldest son of Les Gives, has been reconstructed as a studio apartment. The living and dining rooms are each separate from the bedrooms by a wooden draw-back. The drawing-back provides an air of finery.
In Les Gives’ kitchen tourists can admire an old-fashioned egg clock, the antechamber on the landing of the lower landing of the kitchen fussily detailed with copper, iron and glass, ขาวมาก and the conservatory on the ground floor containing some incredible plants and a West Indian parrot, a cultivated lovebird and three noisy peacocks.
Les Gives has eight employees working for him, and his cottage has 14 bedrooms. The property is being made up and rebuilt to preserve the house as originally built, while at the same time making it comfortable and convenient for visitors. It will be interesting to see whether any historicalirinstrations are held.
The home of Les Gives, the “Château de Bequia”, is worth seeing and possibly cautioning. sexy The stone house with it’s delicate fragments of planks and windowed and wooded chimney stands only five minutes on the waterfront of the amphibious quay of the Soufriere, and it feels voyagerly. Upon construction in 1678 the home was abandoned and boarded up for almost two centuries, when gentleman Johnoven and his family hurried to the site and arrived to considerable fame. Then the stone structure was reconstructed between 1786 and 1795 according to architect André Daulier s Castagner. The house was last sold in 1822, when it became a residence for the Borough Council.
Sites and activities of interest:
The bay of Vezere is a safe swimming distance from the Château and is a good area to take a stroll or go for a bike ride. หนังบู๊ The narrow road that goes to the island of Saint Anne is entirely beside the water and is therefore secluded and largely quiet. If one can keep up with the pace it will be well rewarded as it is of both historical and architectural significance.
Water sports activities are found to be of interest not only to the adventurous but also for families with children – the beach is not too crowded but it is also ideal for quiet picnics and small swims.
To the north of the beach and villa is the Franciscan Retreat Church and gardens that were built in 1714 and 1715 respectively by the renowned Bourbon family of the Bourbons.
The island is also surreally reminds of a smaller version of London – it is entirely made up of red sandstone towers, Gothic churches, and VAT Lakes that it is famous for. หนังตลก In VAT Valley, a charming forest and walking path go to a breathtaking site that is 1,umières perfect for family picnics. Other nearby sites of interest include the Villa superb d’