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Jardin de l'abbaye de Valsaintes

Park and garden ,  Park ,  Botanical gardens in Simiane-la-Rotonde
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  • A timeless stroll…in a garden like no other!
    Visit the church and the garden "remarkable" composed of more than 550 varieties of roses, a dry garden and a vegetable garden in permaculture. Guided tours of the garden / history and Gregorian chant

  • At 600m above sea level, in the center of a vast natural cup called from the highest antiquity "Valley of Absinthe" dominates a sacred land from Prehistory to the present day. On this sandstone promontory runs the Cistercian Abbey of Valsaintes in which monks lived from the twelfth century until the French Revolution. All around a unique garden flourishes with the label "Jardin Remarquable" awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.
    At the rhythm of the terraces, you can stroll among rich...
    At 600m above sea level, in the center of a vast natural cup called from the highest antiquity "Valley of Absinthe" dominates a sacred land from Prehistory to the present day. On this sandstone promontory runs the Cistercian Abbey of Valsaintes in which monks lived from the twelfth century until the French Revolution. All around a unique garden flourishes with the label "Jardin Remarquable" awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.
    At the rhythm of the terraces, you can stroll among rich floral spaces of 550 varieties of roses associated with a spontaneous or introduced flora. You will walk on "The Way of the Roses" chronological journey of the history of the rose. You will meet a dry garden with 350 species and varieties of plants adapted to drought and cold and a vegetable garden in permaculture. The abbey church of the seventeenth, fully restored, can be visited at the turn of the garden.
    We offer several formulas to discover the garden (program on our website):
    Historical and garden guided tours
    Theme day: dry garden, permaculture etc.
    Internships: gardening
    Children's entertainment (Wednesdays out of season) July August every day except Sunday.
    From Wednesday to Sunday : guided tour at 3 pm.
    Gregorian chant in the church.
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Isolated
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
Services
  • Arrangement
    Room (120 m2)
  • Accessibility
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Absence of steps
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building partially accessible
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
  • Activities
    • Concerts
    • Botanic walk
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Activities room
    • Screening room
    • Meeting room
    • Parking nearby
    • bus parking
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Room hire
    • Boutique
    • Tourist brochures
    • Restaurant
    • Guided tours
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Seminar
Rates
Payment methods
  • Cash
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cheque
  • Credit card
  • From February 5, 2022 to December 16, 2022
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    8 €

    • Annual

  • Reduce rate
    4 €

    • Annual

  • Child rate
    4 €

    • Annual

  • New prices: Joint ticket: entrance ticket to the garden + entrance ticket to the Medieval Castle of Simiane-la-Rotonde. Adults €10. Children: €5.5
Openings
  • From February 5, 2022
    until March 27, 2022
  • From April 1, 2022
    until April 30, 2022
  • From May 1, 2022
    until September 30, 2022
  • From October 1, 2022
    until October 31, 2022
  • From November 2, 2022
    until December 11, 2022
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM