Some pics. from the 2016 garden festival
Here is our slideshow of the gardens in the sequence they appear on site at the 2015 Garden Festival.
Seeing them in real life is even better - a very good day out which includes the art installations and chateau grounds. You can of course also visit the chateau itself along with its stables.
The great thing about the garden festival is that it is different every year
Here are some pics. from the 2013 festival:
Courtesy of Mike Funning
From April to November the chateau and gardens of Chaumont also plays host to 'Centre d’Arts et de Nature' (Arts and Nature Centre), which welcomes artists to contribute visual and photographic exhibitions. These are placed throughout the chateau and gardens to best effect.
The kids will like it here, exploring the the permanent features like the 'Valley of the mists' (Vallon des Brumes) and taking the ' wild iron pathway' (Sentier des Fers Sauvages ). They will also like the twisting and turning pathway of the festival that always leads to something different
'Jardins de Lumière'
From the 1st July to the 31st August the festival gardens are illuminated every evening (except Friday), from 10.00pm until midnight. You must enter before 11.00pm and can use your day ticket for free access.
Illuminated garden photographs courtesy of Armand Foucault
Prices for the 2017 Festival: 15.00 € (Full price) , 9.50 € (Reduced price)
5.00 € (Child 6-11 years) , Free (-6 years) .
Directions to Chaumont Garden Festival
http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr Official website
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