Grounds of La Roche-Courbon
Tucked away among oak woods, 2km/1.2mi north of St-Porchaire, the grounds of la Roche-Courbon (a favourite of writer Pierre Loti) are worthy of a fairy tale. The place comes alive for visitors as they explore its harmonious balustraded terraces and sumptuous formal French gardens. Inside, take the time to admire the Picture Gallery adorned with Louis XIV painted wood panelling depicting the Labours of Hercules, landscapes, allegories and Biblical scenes...
Address:Rue de la Belle-au-Bois-Dormant, 17250 St-Porchaire
Phone:+33 5 46 95 60 10
Price:12 € (-14 years old 5.50 €)
May-Sep: 10am-7pm; rest of year: gardens 10am-noon, 2pm-6pm, Sun 2pm-6pm - closed Jan (except weekends), 1 Jan, 25 Dec