Colette's Gardens (The Jardins de Colette), with their sensorial vegetable patch, mineral garden in oceanic tones, and rose garden. offer un little circuit of France that is original and unique in Corrèze department. A fascinating and unusual voyage through the six regions of France that have had the biggest influence on the life and work of the famous novelist Colette.
Walking throught the garden, you will come across giant playgrounds (there are ten of them and they are free) that invite you back into childhood times.
And for the more audacious, the giant maze of 5000 m2 of living willows, a real feat of vegetal architecture, offers an original real-life sized hare and hounds game!
Ten minutes from Brive-la-Gaillarde, come and discover the world of games and gardens for a 100% playful outing in nature!
Created in : 2008
Surface : 5 hectares
- Opening 2021 :
In April, October and November :
- During the Easter and All Saints holidays, open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Outside Easter and All Saints school holidays, open Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In May, June and September : open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In July and August : open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Visits :
Guided visits , Duration of a guided visit : 1h00, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 4 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
Calendar of guided tours on www.lesjardinsdecolette.com above.
Possibility to visit with an Audio-guide (FR, GB, NE, D).
- Charges :
Prices (excluding entertainment):
Adult: € 8.50
Reduced (senior 60 and +, student, disabled person, unemployed, reduced ambassador, etc.): € 7
- 18 years old: € 7.00
- 6 years: € 5.50
- 3 years: Free
Large family (2 adults + 3 children): € 31
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Tearoom, Drinking water fountain, Seminars, Receptions, Cocktails, Concerts, Theatre perfomances, Band stand, Marriage photos, Shooting of films, Children's playground, Children's workshops, Workshops garden, Pedagogical presentations, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, audioguide, Treasure hunt fot children.
Thematic activities and events throughout the year.
For more information, see website above.
- Access :
10km from Brive-la-Gaillarde.
A20: exit 50 - Objat - Direction Varetz.
A89: exit 19 - Brive-la-Gaillarde - Direction Varetz.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 45.182093200, 1.455596100