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Les Îles enchantées

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Hidden : 4/1/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Géocaches du Pays de Retz
Cache située près de la forêt de Princé, à Chéméré.

Les Îles enchantées est le nom donné au jardin inspiré de l'art italien que Henri de Gondi, duc de Retz, fit aménager auprès de son château de Princé au XVIIème siècle. Composé de cinq Îlots rectangulaires séparés par des canaux et reliés par des passerelles en bois, le parc devait être à l'époque un séjour agréable bordé de statues et de petits pavillons.
Laissée à l'abandon, la végétation a depuis repris ses droits : les bordures de buis de l'époque sont devenues de grands arbres et les constructions d'agrément de maigres ruines. Cependant, la structure des canaux est toujours visible et ce parc constitue une promenade agréable sous l'ombre des hautes frondaisons.
Cache located near the forest of Princé, in Chéméré.

The "Îles enchantées" (Enchanted Islands) is an italian art inspired garden created near the old castle of Princé during de XVIIth century by Henri de Gondi, duke of Retz. This garden is composed of five rectangular small islands separated by channels and connected by wooden bridges. By the past, the garden should be a pleasant place decorated with statues and small constructions.
Then the site was abandonned and vegetation invaded the garden : the boxwood bordures became trees and the constructions turned into ruins. However, the channels are still visible and this place is a pleasant place by the water under the shade of the trees.
Corrections et traductions supplémentaires sont les bienvenues ! Merci.
Any additional translation or correction would be greatly appreciated. ;-) Thank you.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yn pnpur rfg fvghér à y'épneg qr yn geniér pragenyr, qnaf har fbhpur perhfr.

Gur pnpur vf ybpngrq va n ubyybj fghzc njnl sebz gur prageny cngujnl.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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