Château de Brantes Garden and Grounds
Tourist service in Sorgues :Descendants of the Biancos, an Italian family who settled down in Avignon during the papal period, the current owners have preserved the charm and magnificence of the Château's vast garden. Open to visits by appointment only, every day from Easter to 1 November (groups of 10 people minimum).
The garden boasts 3 mirror pools, and one of the oldest grandiflora magnolias in Europe, at approximately 200 years old. There are lanes of boxwood and a beautiful plane tree forest. Guided tours are available for individuals and groups by advance appointment.
Only the castle dungeon and several small courtyards remind us of the medieval past of this city that was sacked by the Baron of Adrets in 1562.
The Italian-inspired castle boasts the tallest plane trees in France, with certain trees reaching 26 m. It was in the park that the Marquis of Brantes achieved the very first ascent in a hot-air balloon in 1789, before landing in Orgon on the banks of the Durance.
The castle is now a private residence and only the gardens are open to visitors (advance booking required). Tel. +33 (0) 4 90 39 11 73. / +33 (0) 6 75 22 79 00.
Free for under 12's.
- Pets welcome
From 01/04 to 30/09, daily.
These dates are not carved in stone but they do give an idea, and usually are pretty much the same from one year to the next.
In July and in early September, by appointment only.
The garden is only open by appointment.
Methods of payment
- Credit transfer
Adult: 8 €.
Free entry for children < 12 years, accompanying guides.