Dear visitors,
for your safety, we are setting up sanitary pass control at the reception of the domain from Saturday July 24th.
For our unvaccinated visitor friends, we reassure you, you can still access the domain.
Our partner Beauval Park Zoo, whom we warmly thank, has set up a tent with antigenic tests, without an appointment, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

vISIT THE DOMAINE DE POULAINES

OPENING TIMES AND PRICES 2021


Additional information relating to the covid 19 epidemic

  • Entrance or exit only doors to gardens and toilet facilities: to impose directional flow and avoid crossing.
  • Reception: the ticket office is protected by a transparent barrier and all surfaces will be regularly cleaned/disinfected. All staff will wear face coverings. Gardeners will follow strict social distancing guidelines.
  • Contactless payment is available.
  • Upon purchase of a ticket, all visitors are required to use the hand sanitizer gel made available at reception.
  • Paper guides are single use and should after be discarded.
  • All facilities will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis, including the floor, furniture, workstations and surfaces that are frequently touched (doors, handles and toilets).
  • Hand soap and single-use hand towels are available in the bathrooms.

“Visitez futé” offer Visitors of the following attractions shall enjoy reduced admission (€8*):
Château de Valençay, Château de Bouges, Château de Montpoupon, Château de Montrésor, Cité Royale de Loches.
*Visitors must show their admission ticket from any of the “Visitez futé” attractions.

Opening times & Calendar


17 April to 30 June 2021 and 6 to 26 September 2021
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Gardens open at 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm.
If you can, please book your visit via our website.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 2 pm to 6 pm.
Bookings are not necessary.
Tea room: 2 pm to 6 pm.
Gardens closes at 5pm.

1 July to 5 September 2021
Open every day from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Bookings are not necessary.
Tea room: 2 pm to 6 pm.

27 September 2021 to 31 October 2021
Open every Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm.
Bookings are not necessary.
Tea room: 2 pm to 6 pm.

Group visits

The Domaine de Poulaines is open all year round for group bookings.

Guided tour or self-guided visit.

The Domain is closed on Sunday mornings.

  • Reservations should be made at least one week in advance.
  • Reservations will be confirmed on receipt of a 40% deposit.
  • Free entry for tour guides and coach drivers.
  • Methods of payment accepted: cash, credits cards, cheques.

Coach drop off is possible at the garden gate (the coach must reverse in and not carry out a turn in the road)

individual viSitors

PRICES

adults

€10

TEENAGERS (12-18 YEARS)
STUDENTS (-27 YEARS)
JOBSEEKERS
LARGE FAMILY (3+ children)
“VISITEZ FUTÉ” OFFER
MEMBERS OF HORTICULTURAL SOCIETIES

(visitors must show proof of ID or admission ticket)

€9

Family admission

€9/adults

Children 6-11 years

€4

Children under 6

Free

TREASURE HUNT FOR CHILDREN AGED 6-10 YEARS

(1 adult booklet + 1 child booklet. In French)

€3

GROUP BOOKINGS

PRICES

SMALL PARTIES (2-14 PEOPLE)

Guided “Gardens” tour package (The tour is in French, but we are happy to provide some information in English.): 1 h 15 min
Guided “Gardens and History” tour package (The tour is in French, but we are happy to provide some information in English.): 2 h

€180
€245

LARGE PARTIES (15+ PEOPLE)

Guided “Gardens” tour (in French, but we are happy to provide some information in English.): 1 h 15 min
Guided “Gardens and History” tour (in French, but we are happy to provide some information in English.): 2 h

€12 / person
€15 / person

1 group organiser/driver (Group)

Free

SEASON PASS (FROM DATE TO DATE)

PRICES

Individual pass
Joint pass
Family pass

€30
€50
€75

General information

 


Explore the domain at your own speed

English and French guides available at reception

Boutique

Tearoom

Free Parking

No pets

Bikes can be left at reception


Unfortunately, we are not able to provide specialised toilet facilities for people of reduced mobility at this moment.


A large part of the visit is over grassy pathways.
We strongly recommend wearing suitable footwear to avoid slipping or getting wet feet.
We can arrange speciality lunch, afternoon tea, wine or cocktail parties (get in touch
).

Group bookings

 


Group visits in 2021
The Domaine de Poulaines is open all year round for group bookings.
Small parties (2-14 people)
Large parties (15+ people)
Mornings: guided tours or self-guided visits
Afternoons: self-guided visits
The Domain is closed on Sunday mornings

Reservations should be made at least one week in advance.

Reservations will be confirmed on receipt of a 40% deposit.

Free entry for tour guides and coach drivers.

Methods of payment accepted: cash, credits cards, cheques.

Coach drop off is possible at the garden gate (the coach must reverse in and not carry out a turn in the road)

Localisation

 


The Domaine de Poulaines is conveniently located at the heart of the Berry,
in the vicinity of the A20 and A85 motorways.

2 hours 45 minutes from Paris
AA20, Exit 10 – Vatan/Issoudun/Valençay

1 hour 45 minutes from Limoges
A20, Exit 10 – Vatan

1 hour 20 minutes from Tours
A85, Exit 13 – Selles sur Cher / Cheverny

1 hour from Orleans
A20, Exit 10 – Vatan/Issoudun/Valençay

35 minutes from Vierzon train station (90 minutes by train from Paris Austerlitz)
A20, Exit 10 – Vatan/Issoudun/Valençay

30 to 40 minutes from Châteauroux (airport and train station)
A20, Exit 10 – Vatan

And only

12 km / less than 15 minutes from the Château de Valençay

14 km / 15 minutes from the Château de Bouges

For events our two luxury holiday homes can sleep up to 10 people.
For additional accommodation,
contact us.

 

For film productions, publicity shoots or receptions, get in touch.

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Payment methods


Cash
Credit cards
Chèques vacances (holiday vouchers)

Boutique & Tearoom


Discover our range of local art craftwork made especially for the Domain.

  • Free entry to the boutique (in season)
  • Homemade jams and apple juice.
  • Tearoom

Discover the products on offer at the Domain

Schools and youth groups