The main court-yard was not like this originally in the 17th century. It was enclosed by buildings which have now disappeared. It consisted of a wing of the chateau, of about 30 metres situated to the left of the Pavilion Bethune, parallel to the river Cher. At the end, was another Pavilion Bethune, then a gallery formed the third side of the quadrangle, enclosing the main court-yard with a brick wall on the fourth side. The court-yard was paved in fontainbleau stone, some remains of which are to be found on the bridge across the moat.
Nowadays, the court-yard is a vast romantic green space, where you will find benches sometimes hidden to create intimacy.
About 30 trees in the grounds have identification plaques, to enhance your walk, and to improve your knowledge of trees.