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Les jardins disparus du château royal de Perpignan. Une visite virtuelle par les textes

Abstract : The royal castle of Perpignan, built ex nihilo for the King of Majorca in the last quarter of the 13th century, shows prestigious buildings that have survived; they have been restored and nowadays constitute one of the most visited patrimonial poles of the old capital. We know that the environment of the royal castle was entirely organized in gardens, plantations of herbs and vegetables, orchards, vineyards, fields, meadows, hunting reserve. There the royal family, their relatives and their guests wandered in places arranged in trellises, shelters, pergolas, among ponds of running water and enclosures where exotic animals lived, including an ostrich, a family of lions as well as many peacocks, swans and abundant game. Of all this world in reduction, at the same time rural, agrarian, savage, nothing persists, only mental images remain to us, provided by the acts of the royal administration which orders these spaces, governs them, protects and plants trees and plants, decorates and enriches them with ornamental places. This is the scenery that contribution intends to illustrate, by exclusive recourse to the written documents of the 14th and 15th centuries, when, from Majorcan kings to Aragonese rulers, the castle and its gardens were one of the most beautiful living ornaments of this residence, which was not only made of stone...
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Aymat Catafau. Les jardins disparus du château royal de Perpignan. Une visite virtuelle par les textes. Patrimoines du sud, Conseil Régional d'Occitanie, 2018, ⟨10.4000/pds.302⟩. ⟨hal-02443708⟩



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