North West France places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the North West France region. See also our North West France travel guide.

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Chateau de Bosmelet gardens

The Potager Arc en Ciel de Bosmelet is a beautiful vegetable garden arranged in the colours of the rainbow.
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Chateau de Vendeuvre

Beautiful gardens inspired by the Renaissance gardens of Italy.
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Chateau du Lude

The Chateau du Lude gardens include a large park running alongside the river and a lovely terrace with lots of roses.
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Ile de Versailles

The Ile de Versailles garden is a lovely Japanese garden in the heart of Nantes. They are on an island in the river Edre.
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Jardin d Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux

The Jardin d'Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux is a prize winning garden in the Sarthe department near to Le Mans.
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Jardin des Plantes at La Rochelle

The Jardin des Plantes de La Rochelle is one of the better town gardens we have found whilst exploring France.
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Jardin Exotique de Roscoff

A microclimate at Roscoff means that the Exotic garden of Roscoff can grow lots of cacti and succulents more usual to a Mediterranean climate.
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Jardins d'Angelique

The Jardin d'Angelique surround a beautiful manor house and the front and back garden offer two different styles, both of which are charming.
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Jardins de Bellevue

The Jardins de Bellevue offer a range of planting for year long interest and has the national collection of hellebores and meconopsis.
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Jardins des Renaudies

The Jardins des Renaudies is a large English style garden in the Mayenne department in north-west France
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Jardins du Montmarin

The Jardins du Montmarin are the gardens of a charming chateau and the gardens reach the sea.
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L'Atelier garden

The Atelier garden developed as a workshop (atelier) for pruning trees. It now has a great selection of trees but lots more besides.
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La Petite Rochelle

The Jardin de la Petite Rochelle is a prize winning garden with a great collection of plants.
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Le Chateau de Boutemont

The gardens of the Chateau de Boutemont surround a very charming manor house style chateau and has a beautiful formal pond.
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Le Clos du Coudray

Sadly this garden has now closed to visitors.
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Le Jardin de la Pellerine

The Jardin de la Pelerine is a charming garden built up around a French farmhouse.
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Le Jardin Plume

Le Jardin Plume is a superb modern version of a knot garden with exuberant planting filling the box-edged squares.
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Le Parc du Bois des Moutiers

Le Parc du Bois de Moutiers has a house designed by Edwin Lutyens and a garden co-designed by Gertrude Jekyll. What more could you ask?
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Le Parc Floral de Haute-Bretagne

The Park Floral de Haut Bretagne is a large and beautiful garden with 21 different themed gardens.
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Les Jardins Agapanthe

The Jardin's d'Agapanthe is a very popular garden with a lush green planting punctuated flowers of mostly white and blue.
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Les Jardins d'Etretat

Les Jardins d'Etretat were inspired by the owner's friendship with Claude Monet.
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Les Jardins de Castillon

Les Jardins de Castillon is a series of excellent gardens in Normandy nearto Bayeux.
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Les Jardins de Kerdalo

The Jardins de Kerdalo is a magnificent garden that has been restored relatively recently.
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Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

The Jardins de la Mansoniere is a prize-winning garden in the beautiful village of Saint Ceneri le Gerei.
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Les Jardins du Chateau de la Motte

Les Jardins du Chateau de la Motte is one of the most popular gardens if the Poitoou Charente area of France.
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Les Jardins du Manoir de la Bonnerie

Sadly this garden is now closed to the public.
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Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge are a number of themed gardens created around some charming traditional buildings. A treat!
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Monets Garden at Giverny

Monet's garden at Giverny is every bit as beautiful as you expect it is going to be. Don't miss it!
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Parc Maupassant de bois Savary

Sadly this park has closed.
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Parc Oriental de Maulevrier

The Parc Oriental de Maulevrier is the largest Japanese garden in France
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The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire has been created in an old quarry and has a spectacular backdrop of cliffs and waterfalls and luxuriant planting.
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Town Hall Garden at Marans

The town hall garden at Marens was carefully planted when we visited.
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Map of North West France and places to visit

 
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