Normandy and the Loire Valley lay claim to some of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic gardens. The region’s mild climate and acidic soil provide the perfect conditions for growing a vast array of plants in a wide range of garden styles from simple cottage gardens to grand estates featuring walled kitchen gardens, diverse botanical collections, subtropical plantations and landscaped “English-style” gardens. Exquisitely pruned hedges contrast with opulent beds of colorful flowers.
Come with me to explore the rich history, delicious food and breathtaking scenery of rural France. We travel from Paris with stops to explore quaint towns, private gardens and opulent chateaux in the two regions of France most visited by garden lovers the world over.