Jardin Cistus

Stroll through lush, green oases

If you love the atmosphere diffused by the "Green Venice", then you'll probably adore unwinding in a natural scenescape. Here are four parks and gardens I advise you to visit north of the Marais Poitevin, from Thouars to Parthenay with a stop-off in Bressuire.

Jardin Férolle, a trip back to the Middle Ages

Jardin Férolle à Parthenay

Jardin Férolle, perched high up on the hills of Parthenay, was laid out in 2011 on the model of medieval gardens: central water point, gravelled paths, chestnut-wood separators, etc. It offers a wonderful vista over the town and was designed around four levels: the kitchen garden, the flower meadow, the herb garden, comprising medicinal plants, and the orchard.

🌼 Jardin Férolle, Parthenay Tél. 05 49 64 24 24

Parc Imbert, terraces in the centre of town

Parc Imbert Thouars

It was once a private garden belonging to the Imbert family, now transformed into a public park by the municipality of Thouars. This 3-hectare oasis of greenery, boasting a wide array of horticultural flowers, is set out in terraces. It's located right in the centre of town and is surrounded by some of the medieval fortifications.

🌼 Parc Imbert, Thouras
Tél. 05 49 66 00 62

Jardin de Riparfonds, Renaissance influence

Jardin de Riparfonds Bressuire

Those who choose to stay in the neighbouring guesthouse often mix up the address. And end up visiting this magnificent Renaissance-inspired garden, beside Bressuire. Pascal Paineau, its passionate owner, will be delighted to reveal the history of this place to you, divided into a landscaped, pleasure garden and a food garden.

🌼 Jardin de Riparfonds, Bressuire
Tél. 05 49 74 39 71 and 06 70 58 39 98

Jardin de Cistus, inspired by world-renowned experts

jardin de Cistus

Dominique Ethioux, the owner, transformed a 1-hectare prairie into an amazing garden. This self-taught man drew his inspiration from the greatest nursery specialists, in particular Princess Sturdza, renowned throughout the professional world. This green haven, nestling in the Vallée d'Argenton, combines foliage, decorative bark and flowers.

🌼 Jardin de Cistus, Argenton-les-Vallées
Tél. 05 49 80 67 12

A TIP FROM A CONNOISSEUR

To continue to take advantage of natural surroundings, head off on the greenway, a track far from the hustle and bustle of traffic that extends along the old railway lines. Some sections begin, for example, in Bressuire.
www.tourisme-bocage.com

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Rue de la Collégiale Maison du Patrimoine 79310 SAINT-MARC-LA-LANDE
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La Clé des Champs

10 bis La Bourse 79240 SCILLE
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Golf Blue Green de Mazières en Gâtine

An 18-hole golf course with practice area, 6-hole learning course. Beginner's lessons with a certified instructor.

Le Petit Chêne 79310 MAZIERES-EN-GATINE
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Alexandra Palace - La Maison Younan

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SCEA "Sainte-Marie"

Products: Poultry ready to leather, prepared dishes (poultry, chicken rillettes, foie gras cnard, confit, terrine, duck sausage). Operation of 30 ha. Places of Sale: At the farm store Biocoop Bressuire shop "Living Water" and "Green Tub" in Chauray, store "La Clef des Champs" in Bessines, doors open early December.

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