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Les Jardins de Colette

| La Chassagne, 19240 Varetz, France
+33 5 55 86 75 35
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I was on a bus tour and we visited these gardens. I was under the impression that we were visiting... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
PatrickCalry
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Garden oasis just off the A20 autoroute

On our long journeys through France, we look for places - often gardens - to stop and relax for an... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Geologist04
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"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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| La Chassagne, 19240 Varetz, France
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I was on a bus tour and we visited these gardens. I was under the impression that we were visiting them for their appeal as gardens. They are very nice however you would get more out of them as a fan of the writer rather...More

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Catcolette, Responsable réception at Les Jardins de Colette, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your message. We're a bit sad that you didn't totally experience the concept of our gardens. However, we're glad to see that you spend a nice time by visiting them on a guided tour. Have a nice day !

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

On our long journeys through France, we look for places - often gardens - to stop and relax for an hour or two before getting back on the road. Les Jardins de Colette was a perfect stop, just off the A20 at Brive-la-Gaillarde, in the...More

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Catcolette, Responsable réception at Les Jardins de Colette, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you a lot for your lovely message, we are glad to see that you spend a relaxing and joyful time in our gardens. See you next time !

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We visited mid September and had a very pleasant morning. As National Trust members in the UK the experience was a little different but non the less enjoyable. This is a great place for children and the maze in particular is fun.

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JardinsdeColette, Directrice at Les Jardins de Colette, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely message, we are glad to see that you spend an enjoyable time in our gardens and especially the maze ! See you next time !

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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 !

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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...More

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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...More

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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!

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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.

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Reviewed 8 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. :-)More

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JardinsdeColette, Directrice des jardins at Les Jardins de Colette, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015

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...More

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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

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