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“a peaceful surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parc Oriental de Maulevrier

Parc Oriental de Maulevrier
Route de Mauleon, 49360 Maulevrier, France
02 41 55 50 14
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Maulevrier
Type: Parks
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“a peaceful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We recently visited these gardens for the third time and they remain one of my favourite places - not what you expect to find in The Loire Valley, but really beautiful and peaceful, you feel miles away from it all, a little gem.

Visited June 2012
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

lovely peaceful gardens, been twice and would go back. it was full of rhododendrons and spring flowers in April and the topiary is beautiful

Visited August 2011
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Biggest Japanese garden in Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Visit the Parc Oriental at any time of year and see the fascinating "slow sculpture" art of Bonsai taken to its extraordinary extreme. The widest range of trees imaginable have been treated with the greatest of care to turn them into extraordinary formations. We've visited four times and although the early summer is probably the best time fro the fabulous bloom, any time of year is good. Don't miss the enchanting Japanese tea-rooms and the garden shop.

Visited May 2012
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Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fascinating and unusual.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We counted up and we believe that we have visited this park-garden probably ten times now over the last several years. We have taken numerous guests and all have been impressed by the visit. This is a garden-park operated within the auspices of the small town in which it lies. It is a an enterprise of genuine civic pride. Large, easily accessible car park close to the garden entrance.
As soon as you enter the park (payment required) you feel the peace and serenity of the place. An easy path of several hundred metres takes you to the gardens proper. These gardens then wrap and wend around an artificial lake so you see the splendour of the trees and shrubs from all angles, especially the incredible Jananese tree topiary.
A path takes you up the side of a small hill to the Japanese tea rooms, small nursery, gift shop and another developing garden.
All in all a very good afternoon or evening visit - and the gardens are still developing and extending!

Visited May 2012
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Beautifully designed Japanese garden. Tasteful lakes and rocks.

Visited October 2011
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