Remarkable parks and gardens

More than one thousand gardens reveal their secrets to visitors year-round, most notably during special events, and play an integral part in France's flowering cultural heritage. Follow your guide...

Discover breath-taking gardens

Discover breath-taking gardens, and begin your rural immersion in the Gardens of the Fontenay Abbey in Burgundy, recently revamped by architect and landscape artist, Peter Holmes.

In the Loire Valley, stop by Château de Beauregard, a residence that invites guests to discover the park's various botanical dimensions.

On September 26 and 27, 2015, head to the gardens of the Château de Villandry for their Journées du Potager (Vegetable Garden Days).

Stroll around the 32 hectares of the Chaumont-sur-Loire Estate, and admire the installations of several contemporary artists.

End your botanical tour west of Paris, in the historical and modern gardens of the Château Thoiry. While there, why not take the opportunity to get lost in France's biggest plant-made labyrinth?

Come luncheon on the grass.

Friendly encounters, exchanges and discoveries are on the menu of the great picnics organized in parks of chateaux and estates.

On July 14, many chateaux send out an invitation to lunch:

  • in Burgundy, dine in the French-style garden of the Château of Bussy-Rabutin, and admire the splendid edifice surrounded by its moat.
  • At Château de Versailles, more than 10,000 guests gather on the shores of the Grand Canal.
  • Come dressed in white to participate in the contest for the most elegant picnic! You should also dress in white when picnicking at the Eyrignac Estate in Dordogne.