Descendants of the Biancos, an Italian family who settled down in Avignon during the papal period, the current owners preserve the charm and the magnificence of the vast garden.
Open to visits by appointment only, from Easter to 1 November (groups of 10 people maximum).
This beautiful, contemporary garden with a Tuscan influence has earned the "REMARKABLE GARDEN" label from the French Ministry of Culture.
3 mirror pools and one of the oldest grandiflora magnolias in Europe - approximately 200 years old. There are lanes of boxwood and a beautiful plane tree forest. Guided tours for individuals and groups by advance appointment. Only the castle dungeon and several small courtyards remind us of the medieval past of this city that was sacked by the Baron of Adrets in 1562.
This Italian-inspired castle boasts the tallest plane trees in France, with certain trees reaching 26 m. It was in the park that the Marquis of Brantes achieved the very first ascent in a hot-air balloon in 1789, before landing in Orgon on the banks of the Durance.
The castle is now a private residence and only the gardens can be visited (reservation required). Tel. 04 90 39 11 73. / 06 75 22 79 00. Free under 12.
Free entry for children < 12 years, mountain guides.
From 01/04 to 30/09/2019, daily.
These dates are not carved in stone but they do give an idea, and usually are pretty much the same from one year to the next.
In July and in early September, by appointment only.
The garden is only open by appointment.