The Bossuet garden is a typical example of a bishop's garden.
It has been progressively created by a succession of bishops since the end of the 15th century. It final structure was defined between 1637 and 1674 under the bishops Dominique Séguier and Dominique de Ligny.
Towards 1643-1644, the formal French garden was designed. A local, but not proved, tradition credits that the creation was due to the famous landscape gardener André Le Notre. At that time the famous man was thirty years old and in the position of official royal gardener in the Tuilleries. Considering the important rang of Domique Séguier at the royal court, the theory of Le Notre's participation is not to be excluded.