Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, gardens lie at the heart of the history, culture, and heritage of the Loire Valley.

In 2017, all the "Jardin de la France" gardens, in châteaux, towns, and villages, whether public or private, unassuming or sumptuous, traditional or contemporary, invite people from all walks of life to a season of visits, discoveries, and sensations

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From 1 July to 15 October 2017

GASTON d’ORLÉANS, REBEL PRINCE and PATRON

Château Royal de Blois
From 3 June to 18 September 2017

"Vilmorin / Villandry: a lineage in the service of plants" exhibition

Château de Villandry
From 8 April to 31 October 2017

The parks and gardens of Anjou through history

Terra Botanica
From 1 July to 17 September 2017

Forgotten gardens of the Abbaye de Fleury

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire
From 2 June to 8 September 2017

"The stopover", an installation by Pascal Proust

Domaine National du Château d’Angers

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73
sites
and gardens

Châteaux parks and gardens, floral collections and parks, pleasure gardens, towns, villages, promenades and public parks, over 70 locations spread across the area for a season made up of visits, discoveries, innovations, trails, and sensations.

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Château parks and gardens
Floral collections and parks
Towns, villages, promenades, and public parks
Pleasure gardens

Mission Val de Loire is implementing an initiative that is common to both the Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire regions. The initiative aims at working in close liaison with the French state to protect and showcase the stretch of the Loire Valley that has been listed as a World Heritage site.

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