Gardens to Visit: Ille et Vilaine

Parigne Peat Bog
26 hectares of flora and vegetation characteristic of a wet acidic habitat provide ideal conditions for the development of a rich and varied fauna (insects, birds, Poitou mules) at Maison de la Tourbiere, 42 rue de la Mairie,Parigne (35).
Park of the Chateau du Bois Cornille
Based at Route de Saint Christophe des Bois, Val dIze (35). The chateau, rebuilt in 1885, in the middle of a park designed by Buhler. Landscape garden and a French-style garden. The pond, surrounded by red beeches, can be crossed by 2 wooden bridges
Les Renaudies garden
This botanical garden covers 4 hectares and includes a kitchen garden, walled- garden, children's play area. There are 3,000 species of trees, shrubs, roses, perennials and bulbs. A rural ecology museum completes the visit. Based at Les Mezarais (35
Musee des Beaux Arts - Rennes
Situated at 20 Quai Emile Zola. This museum has works from the 14th to the 21st centuries, including paintings by Picasso and Rubens, plus sculptures, statues and archaeological collections relating to the Egyptian and Greco-Roman civilisations.
Musee Chateau des Rochers-Sevigne
17th Century Chateau, the Breton residence of Mme de Sevigne see portraits and souvenirs belonging to the Marquise. Explore the gardens and stroll along the avenues of the Parc des Rochers.
Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne
Botanical gardens of the Chateau de la Foltiere near Fougeres.
Le Jardin Anglais du Manoir de la Chaussee
Port de Roche (north-east of Redon). The gardens have more than 10,000 varied and rare plants, a rose garden, Mediterranean garden, water features and modern structures. Open May to November Wednesdneday and weekends
Jardins Baroques du Chateau de la Ballue
Situated north-east of Combourg. Baroque gardens with some elaborate topiary and over 5,000 trees. Open May to September, Fridays, weekends and bank holidays from 13:00 - 17:00 (every day from mid-July to the end of August).
Park of the Chateau de Bonnefontaine
15th-16th Breton renaissance style, surronded by English-style landscape gardens based at Antrain (35).
Historie(s) de jardins, usages et paysages
Discover the history and beauty of gardens, includes remains of walls and a village from the Middle Ages in Rennes (35). Tuesday - Friday 13:30 -17:30, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:30.
Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne, Chateau de la Foltiere
Situated just north of Fougeres. Large private gardens, including a botanical garden, secret garden, various water features and rose gardens. Open to the public from March to mid-November with a number of festivals throughout the year.
Parc du ch√Ęteau de Combourg
Park and grounds surrounding the chateau. The park is open from April to October Sundays to Fridays from 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:30. Situated at 23 rue des Princes (35).

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