On the banks of the Sèvre Nantaise, visit an exceptional site heavily inspired by Italian architecture, set on stunning grounds.
In the 19th century, sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot built a Tuscan-style house and neoclassical villa on this former hunting ground. In the middle of this 13-hectare park overlooking the Sèvre River and the town of Clisson, he created an idyllic and idealized landscape inspired by the great, picturesque gardens of the 18th century. He decorated its tree-lined paths with a variety of ornamental structures (statues, a cave, a temple, columns, gravestones…).
At the heart of the estate, the Maison du Jardinier completes the course with a didactic and playful staging, the permanent exhibition «the Italian dream of François-Frédéric Lemot» which allows to understand the origin of the places.
In summer, the Villa hosts a temporary exhibition, renewed each year.
A stage of the Voyage dans le Vignoble that remains true to its original vocation, since the place also welcomes artists and works of art for temporary exhibitions.
4 Rte de Poitiers, 44190 Gétigné
How to get there?
Pedestrian and car access: Avenue Xavier Rineau – 44190 Gétigné
Pedestrian access only: Passage Raymond Leray – 44190 Clisson How to get there?
By car, 35 minutes from Nantes and La Roche-sur-Yon
Free parking nearby
Tram-train at 900 m from the domain (stop : Clisson)
Park: open 7 days a week.
From January to March : 9.00 – 18.00
From April to September : 9.00 – 19.30.
From October to December : 9.00 – 18.00.
For safety reasons, the site may be closed in the event of a weather warning.
Gardener’s House (shop-reception, permanent exhibition)
February and March: Tuesday to Sunday 14.00-17.30
April to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10.30-13.30 and 14.00-18.00
October to December: Tuesday to Sunday 14.00-17.30
Closures: January, November 1 and 11, December 24, 25 and 31.
Free for PASS Nantes holders
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Park guided tour (in French) : free for Pass Nantes holders
Free admissions to the estate, the Maison du jardinier (shop-reception, permanent exhibition), the summer temporary exhibition in the Villa and live shows
Independent tours of the Estate. Plans are available free of charge at the Gardener’s House
Guided tours : 3€ / Reduced rate : 2€ / Free under 14 years old and for Pass Nantes holders
Very uneven grading, rocky path in the park.