Ranked #26 of 63 Outdoors in Aquitaine
Discover one of Southwest France's best-kept secrets: Latour-Marliac, the official 19th century creator and supplier of...
Discover one of Southwest France's best-kept secrets: Latour-Marliac, the official 19th century creator and supplier of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet's famous water lilies. Water lily and lotus production continues apace at the nursery today, which is now the oldest of its kind in the world, and the site has become one of the region's major tourist attractions. Named “Jardin Remarquable” in 2004 by France’s Ministry of Culture and Communications for its physical beauty and historical significance, you'll leave here understanding why France truly was the birthplace of the water lily as we know it today.At Latour-Marliac you will find over 300 varieties of hardy and tropical water lily in the French National Water Lily Collection, thousands more water lilies and lotus in our cultivation pools, the glasshouse that holds the Victoria (giant Amazonian water lily), 6 acres of landscaped gardens, a giant bamboo collection, the lake with its Japanese bridge, a koi fountain, waterfall, hilltop gazebo, museum and boutique.