Enter the Désert de Retz, a sumptuous garden with Anglo-Chinois structures - Saint Germain Boucles de Seine

Enter the Désert de Retz, a sumptuous garden with Anglo-Chinois structures
allée Frédérique Passy
78240 Chambourcy

01 39 22 31 31

To discover a garden suffused with magic, poetry and history, visit the Désert de Retz. With its original architectural creations, this landscaped garden, constructed in the 18th century, is the perfect place for a picturesque walk full of surprises.

The Désert de Retz was created between 1774 and 1789, when it was customary to enhance landscaped gardens with small buildings, structures that provide pleasant diversions for visitors as they stroll through the park. Be amazed by the Désert de Retz's original Oriental and Antique-inspired structures, admiring, as you walk around, the 25 m (82 ft) tall ruined tower, the ruined Gothic church, the temple to the god Pan, the pyramid icehouse, the tartar tent, the obelisk, the temple of repose and more. An exotic walk full of surprises!



From 01/04 to 31/10, every Saturday.
- Guided tours at 2.30pm, by reservation (minimum 15 people); estimated duration of visit: about 2 hours

- Open visit with audioguide; admission 2–4pm – garden open until 6pm
To make the most of your visit, download the free 'Le Désert de Retz' audioguide app and open it and download all the contents before you visit. For those without Smartphones, a limited number of tablets are available.


- 10 euros en visite libre
- 14 euros en visite guidée
- 6 euros pour les enfants


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