Coursiana Gardens : Created in 1974 by Gilbert Cours -Darne, an eminent French botanist (he was awarded the Olivier de Serres prize, the highest distinction bestowed by the Academie d'Agriculture), the arboretum occupies 6 hectares and contains 700 different species of trees and shrubs.
Situaded by the road to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle with a view of the St Pierre de La Romieu collegiale, the Coursiana Gardens offer you an enjoyable experience in a wholly beautiful environment. Veronique and Arnaud Delannoy, the owners of the arboretum, as a result of their painstaking work received the national Edouard d'Avdeew's prize, awarded by the Association des Parcs Botaniques de France.
In 2001, a partnership has been conduced with Fleurance Nature to create a medicinal and aromatic plants garden, which opened in spring 2002.
Created in : 1975
Surface : 6 ha
- Opening 2020 :
From April 16 th at October 26 th, from 10 am. to 7 pm. :
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Closed in the morning (opening at 2pm.) from April 15th to April 28th (except Sunday), then from October 1st to October 27th.
Closed Wednesday morning (in school period) until 13h30 as well as Sunday, except weekends exceptional (For further information, consult the website above).
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h30, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 20 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
- Charges :
Free visit :
Adult : 7,50 euros - Child (from 7 to 12 years old) : 4,00 euros.
Group : + of 10 people : 6,50 €.
Guided tours every day by appointment (minimum 20 persons):
Adult: 8,00 € - Child (- 12 years): 6,00 €.
+ 30 people : Adults: 7.00 €, Children, students : 6,50€, (- 12 years): 5,50 €
No guided tours for groups on Sunday afternoon.
Offers ticket tandem 10,50 euros for 2 visits (Arboretum and Collegiate Church of La Romieu),Child (from 7 to 12 years old) : 4,00 euros.
Subscription 2019: 20 €
Free access to the tea room and shop.
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Tree nursery, Refreshment stall and sweet shop, Tearoom, Saloons to let, Receptions, Lectures, Cocktails, Diner-dansant, Concerts, Marriage photos, Shooting of films, Children's playground, Swings, Pedagogical presentations, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Camping car site, Collections.
Tearoom of Countryside & ”Tisanerie”.
Shop (sale of prunes on line of the exploitation, jams, fruit juice, etc.), and possibility of ”tasting at the farm” on reservation.
Carpark adapted to the reception of the bus.
- Access :
GPS (Lat x Long) : 43.977653000, 0.493119000