Endless avenues lead you through the (huge) grounds...
... gateways guarded by sphinxes ...
... many moats must be crossed before you reach your destination ...
... or you can just swim across the lake..?
The castle itself is a college for financial studies.
I think I would find such surroundings both distracting and inspiring.
You can access the interiors via guided tours, but no photos allowed. Trust me when I say it's quite grand!
Now for the cute part! Can you guess what these tiny ladders are? They were all over the moats.
They are for the turtles!
Yes I did.