CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN

Parc et Château des Ravalet

Parks and gardens

Restored in 1872 by the Viscount René de Tocqueville, the park around the Château des Ravalet is a subtle blend of the French and English styles: scent and colour, pools, flowerbeds and magnificent trees. The 18ha (43-acre) domain has belonged to the municipality of Cherbourg- Octeville since 1935. It has a rare surviving example of a Lower Normandy 19th century rotundaglasshouse. The winding paths bring one to a vast meadow edged with wild areas. Gilles Clément, celebrated botanist (Parc Citroen, Museum of Quai Branly) has just created a mandala garden here and a garden of the isles. The combination of park, glasshouse and château was classified as a historic monument in 1996. The park has had the ‘Remarkable Garden’ label since 2004 and been an EcoGarden since 2012. From May 2014 you can explore two gardens designed by Gilles Clément : The Mandala Garden and the island meadow.
Contact details

Parc et Château des Ravalet

Avenue du ChâteauTOURLAVILLE

50110 CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN

Phone : 02 33 87 88 98

Fax : 02 33 87 88 01

Labels

Labels

  • Our favourite gardens
  • Normandy Parks and Gardens Club
  • Rates

    Gratuities
    Free for groups

    Opening times

    Group, Single

    From 01/11/2016 to 31/01/2017
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 08:30-17:00

    From 01/02/2017 to 28/02/2017
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 08:30-18:00

    From 01/03/2017 to 31/03/2017
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 08:00-18:30

    From 01/04/2017 to 30/04/2017
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 08:00-19:00

    From 01/05/2017 to 31/08/2017
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 08:00-20:00

    From 01/09/2017 to 30/09/2017
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 08:00-19:00

    From 01/10/2017 to 31/10/2017
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 08:00-18:30

    Services

    Play area

    Activities

    Learning activity

    Temporary exhibitions

    Facility

    Guided tour

    Coach Parking

    Visits

    VisitsIndividualGroup
    Visite libre en permanence - yes
    Visite guidées sur demande - yes
    Average time90 minutes90 minutes

    Group

    Coach parking
    Groups acccepted