I visited the gardens and chateaux during a trip to the Le Mans Classic. I was sure that the rigid geometry and pristine appearance would not be to my taste but was still curious. I have to hold up my hand and say that I was amazed. The gardens, first viewed from the chateaux appear to compliment it perfectly. The patterns are truly extraordinary in their perfection and precision. Once out and wandering the various gardens they become quite intimate and contain a delightful array of planting. A strong contrast is now provided by the Sun Garden which uses shrubs and mass perennials in expert combinations that truly please the eye. This is definitely a garden to experience even if your taste is not for formal gardens.