Welcome at the domaine de poulaines
Gardens & ARBORETUM
The Domaine de Poulaines, 25 hectares, is situated 7 km from the Château de Valençay and 15 km from Château de Bouges.
Gardens themed around contemporary design (4,5 hectares) surrounded by centuries-old trees. Links between the Manor and the Farm House (15th – 19th century).
Stroll by the stream, the English-style gardens planted with rare essences, towards the rose collection, the peonies, the daylillies and the dahlias, until you reach the bamboo garden and the arboretum (300 labelled trees).
A 45 m² gîte is also available all year round, and can accommodate 2 to 4 people.
A Remarkable Garden
Contemporary gardens of various types and themes (4.5 hectares) around hundred-old-year trees.
Links between the Manor and the Metairie (sharecropper’s farm – 15th-19th centuries).
Enjoy the pleasure of strolling along the stream bank, from the English landscape garden with exceptional varieties to the collection of roses, of peonies, daylilies and dahlias.
You will walk under the blackberry bushes, between collections of grass plants to join the Arboretum. You will discover the subtle scents of our various mints and aromatic herbs.
A cottage of 45m² is at your disposal all the year to accommodate two to four people.
pictures of the domain
Come and discover a universe made of shapes and colours each more various than the others.
Delacroix said that colour is the music of the eyes, be prepared to travel through a glorious symphony…
the domain’s history
The name Poulaines is thought to come from the Celtic word “pull/poull” which means marsh.
One of the village centre roads, on the route to Chabris, still currently bears the name of Haut-Marais (meaning high marsh).
Poulaines’ village centre, which, for many years, only comprised a few houses 8km away from Valençay, was organised as a parish around the church, dating back to the 12th century and revamped in the 15th century and in the 18th century.
The original bell tower was replaced in the 19th century by the current bell tower, covered by a distinctive imperial pyramid roof, towered by an eight-sided spire.
The château’s origin could date back to Gallo-Roman occupation, located along a Roman road dating back to the end of the 1st century or the beginning of the 2nd century.
This road linked the North of Chabris to the South of Argentomagus, a Gallic oppidum near Argenton sur Creuse.
The presence of a seigneurial dwelling is documented since the High Middle Ages.