History of the Site
The Domain of Boutiguery is located on the left bank of the river Odet in the locality of Pors-Meillou (Port of Mills), in the commune of Gouesnac’h in South Finistère, part of the region which used to be known as Lower Brittany. In the 18th century, a single miller operated the two mills, one a windmill on the plateau, the other a water mill in the port.
The Origins of the Domain
Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, Botiguéry (as the Domain was then known), was part of the Fiefdom of Bodinio, in Clohars-Fouesnant.
A Family of Explorers
At 19, Georges himself explored the Svalbard archipelago and the famous island of Spitsbergen. Two years later, he found himself on the great northern plains of Russia.
If, from his childhood, Christian de la Sablière so loved trees and forests, it was mainly because they provided a means of escape from the tutors attempting to teach him algebra and Latin.
The Next Generation
Even though he is now over eighty, Christian de la Sablière continues to pursue his passions and would not consider for a moment putting aside work on his beloved flowers! In 2010, his daughter Virginie joined him at Boutiguéry to take up the torch.