Jardins du Château de Vandrimare. 27380 Vandrimare.
Phone/fax : 33 (0)2 32 49 03 57.
A challenge to the senses. A garden of hedges and flowers a cloister full of old-fashioned roses, a berry garden, a maze, ornamental groves and an orangery, this 18th century and First Empire park is a succession ot themed gardens : a contemporary interpretation, combining sensuality, philosophy and humour.
Open : April 1st to October 31st, every day from 10am-7pm, except Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (no public holiday).
Guided tours Sunday 3.30pm, daily for groups by appointment. €6. Under 12 : free.
Groups (15+) : €4,50. BY CAR (map)
Jardin d’Acquigny-Parc du Château d’Acquigny.
Rue Aristide Briand. 27400 Acquigny.
Phone : 33 (0)2 32 50 23 31
Fax : 33 (0)2 32 40 46 68
Pure romanticism. This park, with its poetic mix of classical, landscape and romantic elements, makes a fine settings for a Renaissance Château. Everywhere, the foliage of exotic trees planted in the 18th century forms an elegant backdrop to rushing water.
Citrus fruit-trees in the fine orangery. Specimen trees. BY CAR (map).
Open : 9/04 to 28/10, w.e. and public hollidays, 2pm - 6pm, daily in July/August, from 2pm - 7pm. Unguided visiting, or guided tours (groups by appointment from 1/04 to 11/11). €6,50. Under 8 : free. 8 -16 : €4. Groups (20+) €5,50. Guided tour : €7,50. School : €3,50.