The Gardens of the Loire Valley

Le Val de Loire inscrit sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO vous invite à vous ressourcer au cœur de ses jardins à la fois grandioses et intimistes, authentiques et créatifs.

 

The Loire Valley, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, invites you to enjoy its splendid gardens, at once grandiose and intimate, as well as authentic and creative.

Discover the Loire Valley's gardens—the expression of a long and elegant tradition here where the formal French garden was born.   This style of gardening has its roots in the abbeys of the Middle Ages and the castles of the Renaissance.  Ongoing research, both organic and aesthetic, means that the French garden is in a constant state of renewal.

From pleasure garden to kitchen garden, this inviting green mosaic invites takes you on a dreamlike voyage through nature.  In the parks and gardens of the Loire Valley, harmony is the architect of compositions that take their inspiration from the beauty of the region's landscapes.

The most prestigious sites, like Villandry and Chaumont, offer a wide range of styles, from authentic to modern.  Other more intimate gardens initiate you into the simple pleasures of "jardins à la française."  Still others, veritable viewpoints on the Loire, offer spectacular panoramas of the royal river.

Dreamlike spaces, an idealized harmony between man and nature—gardening has become a true art form in the Loire Valley.  The presence of these gardens impregnates daily life, enriching every moment.