On the plateau of the Domazan municipality between Nîmes and Avignon, in the middle of the Côtes du Rhône vineyard, the park of the Bosc Castle, with its 12000 m2 surface, boasts of numerous Lebanon cedars, among them one superb specimen of over 300 years. Olive trees, strawberry trees, ivies, lime trees, locusts, Aleppo and Austrian pines, platanes, ash trees, green and white oaks, cypresses, paulownias, maples, Judas trees, boxes, thyme laurels, laurels, bamboos, oleanders are keeping them company. A part of the park, with a ”wild” aspect, is really intelligently organised in order to look natural, according to the late 18th and 19th century fashion. Contrastingly, the French garden shows its beautiful symmetry.
In 2001, the estate was abandoned. A famous landscape architect, Patrice Gonfond, from Saint-Rémy de Provence, was entrusted with the mission of reinventing the French style park. He designed the new garden that one visits today, with its large avenues, counter-avenues and a majestic central box rondelle. Passionate about art, Simone Reynaud decides to organise yearly exhibitions of contemporary sculpture in the avenues of the park with famous and up-and-coming artists.
Created in : 2002
Surface : 2 ha
- Opening 2023 :
from February 1 to May 31: Wednesdays, weekends, public holidays and school holidays in zones A, B, C from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
from June 1 to September 30: every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
from October 1 to November 30: Wednesdays, weekends, public holidays and school holidays in zones A, B, C from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Visits :
Access adapted for disabled persons.
Visitors have the opportunity to access various activities:
Contemporary sculpture exhibitions in the park, renewed every year since 2002.
A botanical trail.
A museum of bicycles and motorcycles.
A museum for children on the theme of Jean de La Fontaine and the great treasure hunt on comics.
A space presenting fighter planes.
Free introductory courses in wine tasting from the estate.
- Charges :
Free entry to the sculpture park.
Prices including all activities (bikes, motorcycles, planes, games library, treasure hunt, tasting, vineyard): 9 € / adult and 6.5 € / child from 3 to 13 years old.
Group rates (from 12 people): 7.5 € / adult and 5.5 € / child from 3 to 13 years old.
- Services :
Picnic area, Public lavatory, Refreshment stall and sweet shop, Seminars, Receptions, Cocktails, Marriage photos, Shooting of films, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Museum visit, Castle visitation, Exhibition visitation, Collections, Treasure hunt fot children, .
- Access :
GPS (Lat x Long) : 43.947660000, 4.668005000