Le Jardin Humoristique

When he retired in 1965 Fernand Chatelain turned his hand to sculpture. At first the former baker worked with dough to create fantastical loaves. Soon he started using chicken wire and cement and over the next twenty years populated his garden with strange figures. When he died in 1988 the garden fell into disrepair and the sculptures started to crumble. Recently the local authorities have supplied the money to restore the statues and they have now been returned to their former glory.

A crumbling snake awaits restoration

As does his piggy friend
"Le Jardin Humoristique" is on the outskirts of the small village of Fyé near Alencon and can be seen from the N138 main road to Le Mans.

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