Park of the Chateau de Bonnefontaine
The very elegant château of Bonnefontaine is surrounded by a wide English park of 25 hectares, with romantic influences, composed by the famous landscapers Denis Bülher and Édouard André.
The construction of the chateau de Bonnefontaine cames back to the 15th century, on the command of the chamberlain of the duchess Anne de Bretagne. Extended in the 19th century in a romantic spirit, a large English park has been converted by Denis Bülker and Edouard André. The first one is at the origin of the Jardins du Thabor (in Rennes), while the second one has realized the park Monceau in Paris and the famous Hyde Park in London.
Stroll around in these wide natural spaces, with large horizons and plantations and groves in successifs plans. Many species planted at the creation of the park are always here : redwoods, bald cypresses, yew trees, magnolias but also fuschias, hydrangeas, and other rhododendrons.
Adult : 5 € – Free for less than 12 years
Guided tour of the park and the ground floor of the chateau for groups from 15 persons : 10€ by visitor.
You can buy your ticket online following this link : https://patrivia.net/visit/ille-et-vilaine-parc-et-chateau-de-bonnefontaine
Park and outdoors of the chateau open for free visit from Easter Sunday until Toussaint Sunday, 9.00AM-6.00PM, week-ends and holidays.
Sanitary crisis : The public WC are closed.
Take a time to discover the tree of the Duchess Anne of Brittany ! This curious stump of a chesnut tree is telled to be the tree under which Anne would sat one day. Unfortunately, it did’nt resist a storm in 1987, but was kept and sport a plaque reminding its story.