Gardens Of Val Joanis Castle : Val Joanis Castle is occupying the site of an ancient Roman villa, surrounded by 400 hectares of nature. Consisting of olive trees, vineyards and pine forest, the landscape is atypical for the Luberon.
Landscape architect Tobie Loup de Viane designs the garden as it might have existed in the 18th century.
Our garden is organized on three terraces. The first one allies kitchen garden, orchard and aromatic herbs. On the second terrace, large rectangles are planted with roses and iris. The third terrace is freely mixing fruit and ornamental trees. The tunnel finally, a passage for ostriches in the 19th century, acts as a passageway between the terraces.
In 2005, our garden has been classified ”Remarkable Garden” by the Ministery for Culture.
Created in : 1978
Surface : 1 hectare
- Opening 2020 :
From April to October : daily from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 to 7 pm. Last entry 30 minutes before closure.
July and August: daily from 10 am to 7 pm. Last entry 30 minutes before closure.
November to March: open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 12,30 pm and from 2 to 5 pm.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h30, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 25 .
Access adapted for disabled persons.
A map and a brochure in French and English are provided in the shop at the entry.
- Charges :
3,00 € entry fee garden from April to November
7,50 € guided visit of the garden for groups + tasting of 3 wines from the property - by appointment.
- Services :
Shop, Public lavatory, Saloons to let, Seminars, Receptions, Congresses, Lectures, Cocktails, Diner-dansant, Concerts, Marriage photos, Wi-Fi Access, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged.
Val Joanis Castle is the ideal place for your family reunions (first communions, anniversaries...), marriages or seminaries.
- Access :
East of Avignon, 20 minutes North of Aix en Provence, in the heart of Luberon National Park, in the Southern part of the Rhone valley. On RD 973 between Cavaillon and Pertuis.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 43.712185000, 5.467844000