Silière, "remarkable garden" in the French and English style. Silière's garden was created in 1661. It is a contemporary of Versailles and its design is attributed to Le Nôtre. Both the garden and the house are listed as Historic Monuments. Covering a total area of three hectares, entirely enclosed by dry stone walls, the Silière garden appears at first sight as a perfect illustration of the "French" gardens: a very structured composition, slender jets of water fed by the Silière spring, rose beds bordered by boxwood, yew topiaries, bower and lime trees, and statuary from mythology. In 1812, François Bertrand, ancestor of the current owners, acquired the "Château de Cohons" and its ornamental garden. In 1846, his son-in-law, Pierre Jacquinot, gave way to the fashion for "English style" gardens and added a romantic walk along the east wall. He diverted part of the water from the spring, creating a small stream. The romantic walk meanders along this brook which forms two waterfalls, one of which is petrifying: a "tuffière". The magnificent trees that have earned this wooded area the label "Ensemble Arboré Remarquable" date from this period.
Classicism of the 17th century and romanticism of the 19th century coexist in this place of beauty, harmony and happiness. Welcome to this place!
- To discover
Garden open from May 1st to November 11th
July august and september : guided tours at 11am, 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm every day.
Visits by appointment (06 10 74 10 70) every day from May 1st to November 11th.
- Bowling ground
- Free car park
- Visit of Silière's garden : 7 €
- Free under 12 years old
- Family rate (parents + children): 20 €
- Visit of the 2 gardens of Cohons : 12 €
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