LES JARDINS SUSPENDUS DE COHONS

Park and garden at Cohons

  • A beautiful 44 acre park and gardens with a vegetable garden dominated by two great Cedars of Lebanon, the terraces are now
    being restored with vines, vegetable plots and fruit trees. The park is notable for its follies, among them three decorative dry stone
    spirals in the form of snail shells.

    The Jardins suspendus de Cohons are composed by a set of two picturesques parks for 18 hectares, created before the French Revolution and extended in 1808. The Clos de la Roche includes a terraced garden, dominated by two cedars of Lebanon planted in 1828 and an English-type garden with originals «factories». The terraces, a fruit orchard, are supported by spectacular dry stone walls. The «factories» of the landscaped garden lead the visitor into the depth of a cliff or the darkness of a false cave or to the top of one of the stone snails. The Parc des escargots, an English garden with several «factories», presents two monumental dry stone snails, belvederes on surrounding landscapes.

    During a free or guided tour or on the occasion of a show or an entertainment, plunge into the world of romantic gardens.

    3 STONE SNAILS
    Snails are original constructions of southern Haute-Marne, in dry stone.
    Of the dozen of stone snails built in the 19th century, three are in Cohons, making it a unique site. The main one, known as the “Great Snail”, is 16 meters broad and 5 meters high. From its top, you can look across to the “Mastaba”,
    a square stone structure, inspired by ancient Egypt.
    The third stone snail, smaller and oval, dominates the terraced garden.
    Each of these three belvederes is exceptional.
Services
  • From January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Openings
Openings
  • From April 15, 2018 until October 15, 2018
    * Visite libre : * 14 h 30 - rendez-vous à la billetterie en haut de l'allée des Jardins en terrasses pour visiter le vieux village (fontaine Sainte Marie, Escargots de pierres sèches, l'église Notre Dame de la Nativité...) * 16 h 00 - rendez-vous à la billetterie en haut de l'allée des Jardins en terrasses pour visiter les Jardins en cours de réhabilitation par un chantier d'insertion et des bénévoles. - Juin-Septembre : visites guidées les samedis et dimanches à 15 h et 16 h 30 - Juillet : visites guidées tous les jours à 11 h, 15 h, 16 h 30 et 18 h - Août, du lundi au vendredi : visites guidées à 15 h et 16 h 30 - Août : visites guidées les samedis, dimanches et le 15 août à 11 h, 15 h, 16 h 30 et 18 h. - Visites sur rendez-vous (06 10 74 10 70) tous les autres jours du 1er mai au 5 novembre.
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