A venerable, three-hectare olive grove with a country house and spring. Here, in the rolling Grasse countryside, is where Charles de Noailles, a lover of art and botany, began creating these gardens in 1947, nurturing them until the end of his life.
The spring and sloping land made it possible for him to create some twenty pools, fountains, and channels, taking the water everywhere the visitor goes, soothing guests with its gentle murmur.
Here, the influences of English and Italian gardens blend in natural harmony. The Villa is surrounded by boxwood topiaries, mixed borders, a field of bushy peonies hemmed by pruned yews, camellias, and a pergola of Judas trees, all creating varied and surprising environments throughout the garden.
The Metasequoia redwood reigns supreme in the meadow of cherry trees and deciduous magnolias, creating a blossom-filled sky overhead during early spring strolls.
Garden hours (self-guided tour)
Every Friday, 2:00-5:00 p.m., mid-March through late May
For groups of 15 or more, by reservation
(The garden’s peak blooming season is in March and April)
Brochure «Passion-Jardins» available at the Pays de Grasse Tourist Offices.