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Les Jardins de Colette

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Address: | La Chassagne, 19240 Varetz, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 55 86 75 35
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

"Les Jardins de Colette", is a 5 ha contemporary flower garden...

"Les Jardins de Colette", is a 5 ha contemporary flower garden set near the Château de Castel-Novel in the town of Varetz, which was once home to the famous author Colette.

A thematic park, really accessible, which evokes six regions of France where Colette lived. A "botanical trip" in Colette's footsteps from her native Bugundy through Franche Comté, Brittany...to finish in the gardens oh the Palais Royal in Paris.

A giant maze covering 5000m² and giant games all along the way.

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A nice place for an afternoon walk

Friendly place both for adults and kids, possibility to enjoy a coffee or a cup of coffee ... Original design of the gardens, allowing all to enjoy a peaceful moment !

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Friendly place both for adults and kids, possibility to enjoy a coffee or a cup of coffee ... Original design of the gardens, allowing all to enjoy a peaceful moment !

Thank marcowarsaw
Libreville, Gabon
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125 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited the Jardins de Colette on a quiet day and it was great as we were with our 1 year old daughter. The various gardens are wonderful and all the family activities look like a lot of fun with older kids. We brought our food and used the picnic tables.

Thank FP-MSP
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Newly founded garden linked to the writer Colette, this is really great for children with an educational maze and many games and activities. It is peaceful but for any adult interested in gardens it is a disappointment and the connection to Colette is a bit artificial.

Thank mattymoo2015
Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

A beautiful garden in which to walk around, great maze, season events, possibility to bring in a picnic. And it's even better if you know anything of the author Colette!

Thank mkharr1
Grono, Switzerland
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

These gardens, which are based on 5 areas of France where Colette lived are a delight. We didn't have time to try the labyrinth, but from a vantage point above it we could see that this is clearly a wonderful place to take children.

Thank Mesolcina
Corrèze, Limousin, France
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Wander round and look at plants and shrubs. Personally? I'd rather wander round the abundant woodland of Correze and see what's real for free. :-)

1 Thank Andy D
JardinsdeColette, Directrice des jardins at Les Jardins de Colette, responded to this review

These gardens were created to pay homage to the French Writer Colette, it is a thematic garden and so it’s really different from a forest. The important point is that you are like Colette because you love nature. We are sorry to learn that you don’t appreciate the original concept of these gardens. Looking forward to seeing you again in... More 

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

A pleasant way to spend an hour or so, longer if you attempt the maze. Friendly staff and an interesting history of Collete

Thank CBNewry
Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

You cannot fault the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff here. I first came in 2007 just after the gardens had opened, and it was very pleasant and relaxing then. Since that visit, the garden itself has developed, and now puts on an interesting display that makes it a relaxing place to visit.

1 Thank Terry_Marsh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

These gardens are new, but even in their young state are impressive and pleasant.

1 Thank MeredithinPhilly

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