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Château de La Ballue
Parks and Gardens   Parks and Gardens

Fees and Opening days :
Gardens visits from Thursday to Sunday from March 15th to July 1st and September 1 to November 11, and every day from July 2th to August 31th, from 10:00 to 18:30.
On request for The rest of the year. Visite brochure in French, English and German.

Adult : 9,50 Euros. Students and young people between 10 and 18 years : 7,50 Euros. Free for children less than 10 years old.
Groups (15 people minimum) : 7,50 Euros/person.
Pass annual for garden : 26 Euros.

Description :

La Ballue is a chateau of legends. For eleven centuries it seems to have exercised only one power over men, the power of arousing the passions of its owners.
Created in 1973 by 2 architects of high value, François-Hebert Stevens and Paul Maymont, the gardens present 13 "surprises" for the visitor, a series of theatrical gardens in the baroque or mannerist style of the 16th and 17th centuries. These include a fernery, a water trap, a scented chamber, an open air theatre, a temple of Diane, a maze and many other delights.