Visit the Gardens of Valloires:
Designed in the heart of the Authie valley in 1987 by Gilles Clément, landscape architect of international renown, the gardens of Valloires extend over more than 8 hectares. 5 gardens of atmospheres show a collection of more than 5 000 species of plants according to the seasons.
Guided tours every Sunday morning at 11 am, without reservation
Visit the Abbey of Valloires:
The association of Valloires was created in 1922 on the initiative of Thérése Papillon, nurse of the Red Cross. Originally the association of Valloires was a preventorium. Today, the abbey has become a medico-social structure for children. The abbey and the gardens are the property of the association of Valloires with a separate management.
“The Cistercian Abbey of Valloires was founded at Argoules in 1158, 900 years ago with the support of the Counts of Ponthieu. It was rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries in a style that is in complete contradiction with the If the architecture of the abbey church is simple, sober as the Cistercian principles, it is opposed to the baroque interior decoration, the work of the Austrian Pfaffenhoffen and the farmer JB Veyren.
On an exceptional site of 21 ha, discover the universe of an abbey its history and architecture. ”
Text and photos from the official website: http://www.abbaye-valloires.com/
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