The winding lanes of the Mont-Saint-Michel countryside lead to one of the most magnificent gardens in twenty-first century France.
The Gardens of La Ballue, with their many “outdoor rooms,” linked by stunningly designed vistas and spaces filled with imaginative topiary, recall the Italian mannerist style and the Yin Yang inspirations of the landscape architects and creators Paul Maymont & François Hebert Stevens. The gardens were laid out over fifty years ago; since then many different creative ideas have been implemented, each of which has added to the gardens’ mystery and power.
The design is dramatic, distinguished by three-dimensional, organic shapes and groups of sculpted allegorical figures in movement. Variety and whimsy characterise the baroque garden, and there are spaces and surprises to discover here in all seasons.
From March 18th to April 30st and from October 1st to November 12th 2023 : Open from 10:00 am till 6:30 pm Thursday to Sunday
From May 1st to September 30th 2023 : Open daily from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
We welcome individual visitors and groups.
If you wish to visit the gardens of La Ballue in a group (more than 15 people), or if you wish a guided tour, please contact us.
Children are welcome, they love our labyrinth garden and it is free for them up to 10 years old.
Accompanied disabled people can visit the main part of the gardens, access the tea room and the store. We are happy to provide a ramp for wheelchairs, on request. Reduced rate for the disabled person and a companion. Feel free to contact us for any question or assistance.
Get more information about our opening hours and visit fees.