Parks and gardens

Jardin Extraordinaire

The Extraordinary Garden was built within an old abandoned granite quarry, the Miséry quarry in Chantenay, whose 25-metre high cliffs offer a very beautiful view of the Loire. From the top of the latter, an impressive waterfall emerges from which emanates a light mist that ensures a beneficial hygrometry for tree-ferns, banana trees, papyrus, lotus and other gunnera . The establishment of these exotic species was made possible thanks to the proximity of the cliffs facing due south, which protect against cold winds and release heat at night, the heat stored during the day thus ensuring a temperature 4°C higher than the surrounding area. It is the desire to try to recreate the magical universe of Jules Verne's Extraordinary Voyages Extraordinaires, whose birthplace is located nearby, that has also guided the choice of these luxuriant plants.
The current garden corresponds to the first phase of work, the development will continue until the completion of the Arbre Aux Hérons.
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Facilites & accessibility
CarouselCarousel ShelterShelter Picnic tablesPicnic tables Drinking waterDrinking water barbecuebarbecue RestaurantRestaurant Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets ToiletsToilets Enclosed gardenEnclosed garden Paddling poolsPaddling pools Spray mistersSpray misters No dogs allowedNo dogs allowed AnimalsAnimals

There are no playground in this garden.
The park is accessible to wheelchair users.
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Opening times
Today Thursday
during Winter season opening 9:00 and closing 17:15.
Opening times the others days

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