Visit the Domaine de Poulaines

Opening times and Prices 2020

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: distancing rules must be respected (floor marking indicating requisite distance), protection for till (installation of a transparent barrier and regular cleaning/disinfection of all surfaces). All staff will wear masks. For gardeners: Distancing Rules apply, PPE must be worn at all times, no physical contact.
  • 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.
  • Regular cleaning of all communal facilities with disinfectant. including: floor, furniture and workstations, common contact surfaces (doors and handles, toilets and any other equipment.)
  • Soap and single-use hand towels in sanitary facilities.
  • Self guided visits must respect social distancing instructions.
  • Do not touch any accessible tools or metal signage in the garden to avoid possible contamination.

Visitez futé Get better value for money with a combined rate ticket for:

Château de Valençay, Château de Bouges, Château de Montpoupon, Château de Montrésor, Cité Royale de Loches.

Opening times & Calendar


Sunday April 12th 2020

Fête de l’âne (Donkey festival) in the village of Poulaines. Egg hunt around the Estate
Domain open: 12 pm – 6 pm

Sunday May 10th 2020

The Domain will take part in Jardins ouverts pour le Neurodon,
2€ from each ticket sale will be donated to la Recherche sur le Cerveau (Federation for Brain research).
Domain open: 12 pm – 6 pm

From 30th April to 27th September 2020


Entry between 2 pm and 3 pm
Domain closes at 5 pm

Reservation necessary
at least 2 hours before arrival


Boutique and tearoom open to the public between 2 pm and 6 pm

October 2020

Open every Sunday and the 1st November (All Saints’ Day)(Toussaint)
from 2 pm to 6 pm

Group bookings

Due to the current health measures we are not in a position to host groups at present..


Reserve your tickets for Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays

Entry between 2 pm and 3 pm
Domain closes at 5 pm

Tickets can be reserved for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, or public holidays

Entry from 2pm to 5pm. Gardens close at 6pm. Boutique and tearoom open for drinks and gifts.



Group Bookings

contact us to reserve

Full price

9 €

8 €

Parties of 15 or more paying visitors

Annual pass

25 €

Guided tour

12 €

Parties of 15 or more paying visitors


Disabled visitors
Members of horticultural societies
Large families

(on presentation of relevant ID)

8 €

Children aged between 6-12

4 €

Breakfast or snacks

(With a visit of your choice)

8 € per person

Parties of 15 or more paying visitors

(With a visit of your choice)

9 € per person

Parties of 15 or more paying visitors

(With a visit of your choice)

20 € per person

Parties of 15 or more paying visitors

School groups

Contact us for a quote

Get in touch


Children under 6

Members of the RHS

Admission free for
group leaders

and coach drivers

Information for individual visitors


Explore the domain at your own speed

English and French guides available at reception



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 bookings 2020

For parties of 15 or more
The Domain is open all year round for group bookings

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)



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.


Payment methods

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