Park and garden
in Chavaniac-Lafayette

Jardin du Château de Chavaniac-Lafayette

Discovering the secret gardens of the Château de Chavaniac-Lafayette... The Roseraie, located below the main courtyard, offers a remarkable view of the château and the entire park.
Labeled Remarkable Garden.
Leaving the castle, the visit to the park begins with a small terrace on which is located a garden decorated with boxwood topiaries. In its surroundings, laburnum, lilac, honeysuckle, hawthorn and mock orange bloom abundantly among the colorful foliage of barberry, dogwood, wig tree and dagger tree. Nearby, a young beech forest (common and purple beeches) replaces the old coniferous wood. In spring, the undergrowth is covered with Garlic Mustard, Gnarled Geranium, Yellow Deadnettle, Primrose officinalis
or even Violette des bois… The visit continues along the old reach which diverts the Chavaniac stream to the small waterfall before irrigating four successive basins. Water lilies and other aquatic plants can be admired there in the shade of weeping willows and black alders. Bald cypresses, sweetgum and bog oak are reflected in the Grand Etang with great elegance. Not far away, azaleas and rhododendrons will intoxicate the walker with their heady scent. The path continues towards the Chêne de Lafayette. Under its imposing foliage, this
Pedunculate oak, planted three centuries ago by Lafayette's grandfather, pleasantly shades the walker. Within the Arboretum located in the heart of the park, purple beeches, American red oak, white mulberry, Atlas cedars and about fifteen other species will transport the visitor through the
globe, from the Old World to the New World, from Asia to the Middle East. Between the rose garden and the arboretum, we will not fail to observe the Tree of the Moon, a Norway maple born from one of the seeds carried into space by Stuart Roosa aboard Apollo 14 in 1971. This seed was offered to Raymond Pagés and planted in the park of the Château de Chavaniac-Lafayette on the occasion of the bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States, in 1976. Before discovering the Roseraie, it is advisable to take the alley of lime trees located on the outskirts of the Park. Redwoods and blue spruce bordered
by many ornamental shrubs (plum trees, Judas trees, snowberries, hibiscus and fustets)
silently watch over the tomb of the Moffat family who wished to be buried in this
area she once managed. La Roseraie, located below the main courtyard, offers a remarkable view of the castle and the entire Park. At its end, framed by two Soulange magnolias and set in a setting of yew and boxwood topiaries, a stele is erected in honor of Lafayette and Washington.
We speak: English, French

Themes:

  • Garden
  • Pleasure garden
  • Botanical Garden

Visit

Maximum group size: 25 people

Language(s) of the visit

French

Audio guide language(s)

Dutch, German, English, Spanish, French

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Mandatory guided group visits

Opening

Opening hours from 01 April to 03 November 2024
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
10 a.m.-12 p.m./14 p.m.-18 p.m.
Closed between noon and 14 p.m.

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Full price

4 €-

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Bank / credit card
  • Cash
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers

Services

Equipments

  • Parking nearby

Services

  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Botanical route

Home animals

Pets are not accepted

Linked offers

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Address

1 alley of the Hermione
43230
chavaniac-lafayette
43230 Chavaniac-Lafayette
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