“Acquigny is perfect. Acquigny is on a human scale.” Jean de la Varende enthused. If you want a sensory experience, to travel back in time, to enjoy an idyllic and enchanting spot in Normandy, come and visit the 16 hectare (40 acre) park of our family’s château, a protected Ancient Monument with the ‘Remarkable Garden’ award. Those that love romantic gardens and trees will appreciate the impressive size of the Louisiana cypresses, the plane trees, the sophoras, the purple beech and sequoia redwoods. Captivated by the monumental waterfalls, the rock paths and the flowing water which can be heard everywhere, you will continue your walk until you reach the amazing vegetable and fruit garden with large espalier pear trees and the gardens of medicinal and culinary plants. In the Italian-inspired garden with its topiaries and Mediterranean plants you will be enchanted by the orangery with its wonderful collection of citrus trees. The old press room displays a collection of old tools and wooden planks from trees from the park. Acquigny is a gorgeous garden designed in the Age of Enlightenment, and a perfect illustration of the thinking of Rousseau, according to which Nature is a haven of peace propitious for Man’s fulfilment.

Privé manor Heritage listed as French Monuments Historiques Label Jardin Remarquable
Ensemble arboré remarquable


- Park
- With access for the disabled
- Animals are welcome

Open: 3rd of Arpil 2016 to 1st Nov.: Saturdays, Sundays and French Bank Holidays from 2pm to 6pm ; Every day of July and August from 2pm to 7pm

Visits, Events

Ouverture des jardins

From 2016-04-03 14:00 to 2016-11-01 18:00
Repeat: Yearly

Du 1er dimanche d'avril au dernier dimanche d'octobre : les samedis dimanches et jours fériés de 14h00 à 18h00.

Juillet et août :tous les jours de 14h00 à 19h.
Visite libre dans le parc et/ou guidée autour du château à 15h et 16h30.

Groupes (20 pers. min.) : ouverture toute l’année sur rendez-vous avec possibilités de visites accompagnées thématiques.


Regular rate : 7,5 €
Youth rate : 5 € (8 à 16 ans)
Group rate : Selon le type de visite choisi
Let's meet in the gardens

Rendez-vous aux jardins 2016

From 2016-06-03 11:00 to 2016-06-05 19:00
Repeat: Yearly

Patrimoine vivant en constante évolution, arbres séculaires et exotiques, canaux et rivière artificiels avec cascatelle et cascade, collection d’agrumes et de plantes de régions chaudes. Jardin potager dans un site unique avec arbres fruitiers, plantes
aromatiques et médicinales. Le parc romantique de 16ha, dont la restauration est presque achevée, offre une grande diversité.

- Visite libre : ven, sam, dim. 11h-13h, 14h-19h.

- Visite guidée par la propriétaire (durée : 45 mn) : sam, dim. 15h et 16h30.


Regular rate : 7€
Youth rate : Gratuit jusqu'à 18 ans
National heritage open days

Journées du patrimoine 2016

From 2016-09-17 11:00 to 2016-09-18 19:00
Repeat: Yearly

Ouverture pour les journées du patrimoine 2016

Horaires : 11h - 13h et 14h - 19h

Visite commentée avec une petite vingtaine d'artisans : céramiste, chaumier, brodeur, couturier...


Regular rate : 7 €
Youth rate : Gratuit - 18 ans

Useful information


- Nearby city: Evreux (18 km)
- Nearby city: Rouen (35 km)
- Distance from Paris: from 30 to 60 miles
- Nearby station: Evreux (18km)


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