Park and Garden De l’Abrégement - Bioussac (16) - Charente - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - France

Park and Garden De l’Abrégement

Park and Garden De l’Abrégement : After the park’s destruction by a storm, the artists Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Gormley, Christian Lapie and Joel Shapiro made creative use of bent wood, oak and sequoia trunks and other kinds of storm-beaten wood and created their imaginative sculptures.
At the edge of the forest, one corner of the park is dedicated to La Querceraie, where a young collection of oaks has been planted. It contains more than 170 varieties, among them 118 species and 20 hybrids.
The kitchen garden is sheltered by a stone wall and contains a calabash pergola, a multitude of flowers and a brook. Created in : 2002
Surface : 6 hectares

  • Opening 2017 :
    June 2 ,3, 4 and July 29 to September 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    The rest of the year, please take an appointment.
  • Visits :
    Unguided visits.
    Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
    Information flyer available.
  • Charges :
    Adults: 4€ ; Children: 2€ ; Groups : 50€.
  • Services :
    Lawns for sunbathing, Dog admitted if kept on a lead.
  • Access :
    Situated at about 6 km to the East of Ruffec, at the exit of the village of Bioussac, on D 197.
    GPS (Lat x Long) : 46.028989100, 0.280157100