Since the 17th century, Vendôme has maintained a unique heritage of green areas that has led to it being listed as a "Four Flower Floral Town". The continuing presence of enclosed gardens the belonged to former religious congregations offers a green corridor of parks that are open to the public.
The one-work exhibition mainly covers the history of the mediæval and Renaissance gardens of the Abbaye de la Trinité and the former Collège des Oratoriens, founded in the 17th century and remodelled in the 19th century. For the town, it is the opportunity to present works drawn from the Oratoriens fund conserved in the current library, offering a range of knowledge on botany over time. Finally, whether it is a case of the two-centuries-old plane trees in the current Parc Ronsard or the tree of liberty that formerly stood near the Pont Chartrain, an overview of the trees in the town rounds off the panorama of this exhibition.
Every three months, you will be able to view a fresh set of works, with respect for the fragility of the documents (watercolours and old books). Educational workshops organised subject to appointment with the museum and guided tours from June to October are on offer to round off this one-work exhibition.
Centre d’interprétation de l’architecture et du patrimoine – Musée de Vendôme
Cour du cloître – 41 100 Vendôme
Open from April to the end of October: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; from November to the end of March: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays as well as on 1 May, 25 December, and 1 January, and on Sundays from November to the end of March.
For information on discovery visits on the theme of gardens, please tel.: +33 (0)2 54 77 05 07 (Tourist Office)