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Les Jardins de Colette

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Address: Varetz, France
Phone Number: +33 5 55 86 75 35
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A hidden gem

We visited the Jardins de Colette on a quiet day and it was great as we were with our 1 year old daughter. The various gardens are wonderful and all the family activities look... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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Libreville, Gabon
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Libreville, Gabon
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited the Jardins de Colette on a quiet day and it was great as we were with our 1 year old daughter. The various gardens are wonderful and all the family activities look like a lot of fun with older kids. We brought our food and used the picnic tables.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Newly founded garden linked to the writer Colette, this is really great for children with an educational maze and many games and activities. It is peaceful but for any adult interested in gardens it is a disappointment and the connection to Colette is a bit artificial.

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Thank mattymoo2015
Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

A beautiful garden in which to walk around, great maze, season events, possibility to bring in a picnic. And it's even better if you know anything of the author Colette!

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Thank mkharr1
Grono, Switzerland
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

These gardens, which are based on 5 areas of France where Colette lived are a delight. We didn't have time to try the labyrinth, but from a vantage point above it we could see that this is clearly a wonderful place to take children.

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Thank Mesolcina
Corrèze, Limousin, France
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82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Wander round and look at plants and shrubs. Personally? I'd rather wander round the abundant woodland of Correze and see what's real for free. :-)

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JardinsdeColette, Directrice des jardins at Les Jardins de Colette, responded to this review

These gardens were created to pay homage to the French Writer Colette, it is a thematic garden and so it’s really different from a forest. The important point is that you are like Colette because you love nature. We are sorry to learn that you don’t appreciate the original concept of these gardens. Looking forward to seeing you again in... More 

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

A pleasant way to spend an hour or so, longer if you attempt the maze. Friendly staff and an interesting history of Collete

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

You cannot fault the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff here. I first came in 2007 just after the gardens had opened, and it was very pleasant and relaxing then. Since that visit, the garden itself has developed, and now puts on an interesting display that makes it a relaxing place to visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

These gardens are new, but even in their young state are impressive and pleasant.

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