38 hectares of promenades in the wooded park open their doors to you! It’s the perfect occasion to discover the remarkable trees which are hidden within. Ginkobiloba, Araucaria imbricata, Cryptomeria japonica elegans, or bald cypress are nestled in the gardens of the Lanniron Castle.
3 levels of terraces allow you to visit the gardens dating from the 17th century, located near the Odet river. At that time, the first 2 levels allowed the observation of the flowers and the third disclosed the vegetables. Fruit trees covered the walls of the Castle.
For your pleasure, the canal, the Neptune basin and the Dolphin basin have been recently restored.
Opening hours of the ticket sales: every day from 9 am to 7 pm
Gardens blending the classic French styles with Italian Baroque
The Domaine de l’Orangerie at Lanniron was used as a summer residence for the Bishops of Quimper during several centuries. This country residence was a true parish as it was surrounded by a village with its church, mill and houses.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Castle was converted into a Palladian residence. It dominated the French-style gardens of the 17th century which were very popular at the time.
A mixture of the Italian Baroque gardens and the Classic French gardens can be found here. The terraces which are organised around the palace, true centre of all of the lines of construction of the garden, resemble the architecture of the Italian Baroque compositions. As for the classic French style, it is evoked by the geometric organisation of the areas and the isolation of the flowers by alleys of box hedge.
Today the gardens invite you to discover the wealth of plants: camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, hydrangeas, and fuchsias… tell their own story through a voyage in time and space.
The gardens are open to the public.
For individuals: everyday from 9 am to 7 pm.
For groups: everyday, with the possibility of a reserving a guided visit.