Château Colbert and its Kitchen Garden : For the restoration of the kitchen garden of the Chateau Colbert, which had been fallow, we used plans from the 18th century.
Its surface covers 8000 m2. The remaining parts of the glass house have been restorated and 20000 box trees have been planted. The irrigation system is completely integrated and uses only wells and rain water. Neither pesticides nor herbicides are in use, thus the garden is completely organic. Created in : 2014
Surface : 8000 m2
- Opening 2020 :
From mid-May until mid-October 2019.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h00, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 15 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
Group rate, free visit : 3 € per person (+ 15 people)
Guided tour (+ 15 people) on reservation : 5 € per person
Guided tour package (-15 people) : 75 €
School group, educational visit : 3 € per person.
- Charges :
Adults: 5 euros
Children: free for children under 12 years
Students: 2, 50 euros
Free for the clients of the restaurant and the hotel of Chateau Colbert.
Tours are not guided.
- Services :
Shop, Public lavatory, Refreshment stall and sweet shop, Tearoom, Restaurant, Hotel, Saloons to let, Seminars, Receptions, Marriage photos, Shooting of films, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged.
- Access :
The Chateau Colbert is situated between Nantes and Poitiers, at 12 km from Cholet.
From Paris take the A11 as far as Angers, then A87, exit Cholet Centre and take the direction of Poitiers/Maulévrier.
Nantes Airport is at 80 km. From Nantes take N249 towards Poitiers/Cholet, exit Cholet Centre, then direction Poitiers/Maulévrier.
Gare à Cholet (15km), TGV jusqu'à Angers puis TER.
Train station in Cholet (15km), TGV as far as Angers, then local train TER.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 47.006312000, -0.747242000