A costly but useless structure, often a tower or sham Gothic or classical ruin in a landscaped park, intended to enhance the view or picturesque effect.

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Désert de Retz
Description and photographs of a romantic 18th-century folly garden near Paris, with a chronology and bibliography of its creator François Racine de Monville, by Ronald Kenyon.
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