Rémy Martin on a mission to preserve Versailles’ plant heritage
Rémy Martin, the prestigious cognac house, partners with Versailles to preserve and enhance its plant heritage.
It was in 1999 that a storm devastated 18,5000 stumps in a single night. Trees, many of which are centuries old, are now the object of recovery and conservation. Thirty or so trees stand out for their history, out of 350,000 trees on an area of 800 hectares.
Rémy Martin together with the monument create with the financing of their patrons, a route to appreciate their vast vegetation. Called “La promenade des arbres admirables” (The promenade of admirable trees), it allows to appreciate the greatness, beauty and age of these trees.
It should be noted that many of these trees are oaks. This wood is typically used in the production of cognac barrels. In fact an admirable 351 year old oak inhabits the vast vegetation of the Castle of Versailles. It was planted in 1668, at the time of Louis XIV. At the same time, Dom Pérignon began its functions.
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