2021 CULTURAL SEASON

ADOPT A TREE

All year

Domaine de Poulaines offers you the chance to commemorate your special event by placing a plaque on a tree in our arboretum once it has taken place on the Domaine de Poulaine grounds (wedding, christening, retirement, business succession, etc.).

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SATURDAY 15 MAY

Discovering the world of irises

Garden opens at 12 pm
Reduced admission for adults (€8) and free entry for under 12s
From 12 pm: bring your own picnic (advance bookings below). Maximum capacity: 50 people.
2 pm to 6 pm: question and answer time with the estate owner, Valérie Esnault.


SATURDAY 5 JUNE

Rendez-vous in the Gardens: “knowledge-sharing event”

World Environment Day
Gardens open at 2 pm
Reduced admission for adults (€8) and free entry for under 12s
Grand opening of colouring mural created by artist Claude Pasquer and information panels on Domaine de Poulaines’ history.

New visitor trail for the whole family.
6 pm: Theatre performance “The man who planted trees“, based on the work of Jean Giono (in French) – Read the article

Prices:

  • €12/adulte
  • €6 for under 12s (advanced bookings can be made via our website). Maximum capacity: 50 people.

7.30 pm: picnic for two with local produce (veggie/meat). Valençay wine and apple juice available to buy (advance bookings via our website). Maximum capacity: 50 people.

Vegetarian menu: €27

  • 100 g “Tomate abondance” spread
  • 2 x potato pancakes
  • 1 x traditional “red label” baguette
  • 1 x 170 g Biquenbert cheese
  • 1 x pack renaissance macarons
  • 1 x 1 L bottle of water

Meat-lovers menu: €29

  • 190 g duck and pistachio pâté
  • 2 x potato pancakes
  • 1 x traditional “red label” baguette
  • 1 x 170 g Biquenbert cheese
  • 1 x pack renaissance macarons
  • 1 x 1 L bottle of water

Choose your picnic option when booking.


SUNDAY 25 JULY

Everyone to the vegetable patch! … the taste of nature

Gardens open at 12 pm
Reduced admission for adults (€8) and free entry for under 12s
From 12 pm: picnic for two with local produce (veggie/meat). Valençay wine and apple juice available to buy (advance bookings below). Maximum capacity: 50 people.

Vegetarian menu: €27

  • 100 g “Tomate abondance” spread
  • 2 x potato pancakes
  • 1 x traditional “red label” baguette
  • 1 x 170 g Biquenbert cheese
  • 1 x pack renaissance macarons
  • 1 x 1 L bottle of water

Meat-lovers menu: €29

  • 190 g duck and pistachio pâté
  • 2 x potato pancakes
  • 1 x traditional “red label” baguette
  • 1 x 170 g Biquenbert cheese
  • 1 x pack renaissance macarons
  • 1 x 1 L bottle of water

3 pm: take a tour of our vegetables, fruit trees and aromatic herbs with our gardening team and sample our “C du Centre” produce (event in French).

Choose your picnic option when booking.


SUNDAY 4 AND 18 JULY & 1 AND 15 AUGUST

Guided tour: “the secrets of Poulaines”

Guided tour by estate owner Valérie Esnault. (The tour is in French, but we are happy to provide some information in English.)
Admission is €15/person (advance bookings below).
10.30 am to 12 pm. Maximum capacity: 20 people.
The gardens and shop will be only open during the event and will reopen in the afternoon at their usual opening times (2 pm to 6 pm).


SATURDAY 18 AND SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

2021 European Heritage Days

To celebrate European Heritage Days, on 18 and 19 September, Domaine de Poulaines will open its doors to its wonderful oasis of lush greenery and history in the heart of a small village in the Berry region.

Valérie Esnault welcomes you and invites you to enjoy her gardens. It is the perfect chance to discover the outstanding design behind this lush oasis nestled in the heart of an estate that has been a working concern since time immemorial.
Programme to be defined.

Opening times: 2 pm-6 pm.
Reduced admission for all: €8 Under 12s free.


SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER

Autumn colours in the arboretum

Gardens open at 12 pm
Reduced admission for adults (€8) and free entry for under 12s

From 12 pm: picnic for two with local produce (veggie/meat). Valençay wine and apple juice available to buy (advance bookings below). Maximum capacity: 50 people.

Vegetarian menu: €27

  • 100 g “Tomate abondance” spread
  • 2 x potato pancakes
  • 1 x traditional “red label” baguette
  • 1 x 170 g Biquenbert cheese
  • 1 x pack renaissance macarons
  • 1 x 1 L bottle of water

Meat-lovers menu: €29

  • 190 g duck and pistachio pâté
  • 2 x potato pancakes
  • 1 x traditional “red label” baguette
  • 1 x 170 g Biquenbert cheese
  • 1 x pack renaissance macarons
  • 1 x 1 L bottle of water

2 pm to 6 pm: question and answer time with Valérie Esnault.
In case of bad weather, the picnic will take place in a covered barn.

Choose your picnic option when booking.