A woman’s story 

The spirit of George Sand fills this Nohant estate that the novelist was so fond of. It was her grandmother who transmitted to her a passion for this house in the heart of the Black Valley. Today, the gardens of the Estate of George Sand reflect the identity of their former owner: poetic, bucolic and faithful to the memory of the garden of her childhood. 

An immersion in Romanticism 

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Beds of elegant roses surround the beautiful manor house, benches in the garden are the perfect place to stop and dream, a long alley planted with perennials separates the Orchard from the Vegetable Garden and, a little further on, the walk through the wood leads to a small pond. In autumn, the woodland floor is covered with a carpet of colourful cyclamens. These are the gardens in which the novelist liked to stroll or spend time gardening and studying botany.

The gardens of the Estate of George Sand are imbued with a romantic atmosphere. The Rose Garden, the Flower Garden, the Wild Alleys, the Woodland Walk, etc., all transport couples to a different century.

Music in summer  

Every summer during the Nohant festival, the Shepherd’s Barn at the Estate of George Sand is filled with the sound of music from the Romantic period. The figure of Chopin, who composed some of his finest works here, immediately springs to mind. Visitors can attend concerts and literary discussions while musical notes drift through the air to the gardens…

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Inspired by vegetables 

The estate’s Vegetable Garden is designed to show the important role it played in the past. Once much larger, it used to produce vegetables for the Sand family and the many guests they received. The novelist herself even liked to cook delicious food for her friends and family!

Events at the gardens of the Estate of George Sand 

Free and unaccompanied visit of the permanent puppet exhibition and the garden; “Rendez-vous aux jardins” events in early June.

The gardens of the Estate of George Sand are accessible for disabled people 

Visitor assistance and adapted services are available on site. Contact the gardens of the Estate of George Sand to find out more about the welcome and services available for disabled visitors.

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FAQ

How long does it take to visit the gardens of the Estate of George Sand?

A complete visit of the gardens of the Estate of George Sand takes an average of 1 hour. 

Are there places to eat in the gardens of the Estate of George Sand?

In the honour courtyard, stop for a peaceful break in front of the house of George Sand before or after your visit. From April to October, Le P’tit Bonheur d’Aurore offers a range of refreshments including traditional food, cakes, ice cream and drinks.

How do I book a visit to the gardens of the Estate of George Sand?

Save time and prepare your visit to the gardens of the Estate of George Sand by booking your ticket below!

Opening times of Gardens of the Estate of George Sand

Horaires d’ouverture du 01 April au 30 June 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Mardi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 July au 31 August 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 09h30 à 13h et de 14h à 18h30
Mardi Ouvert de 09h30 à 13h et de 14h à 18h30
Mercredi Ouvert de 09h30 à 13h et de 14h à 18h30
Jeudi Ouvert de 09h30 à 13h et de 14h à 18h30
Vendredi Ouvert de 09h30 à 13h et de 14h à 18h30
Samedi Ouvert de 09h30 à 13h et de 14h à 18h30
Dimanche Ouvert de 09h30 à 13h et de 14h à 18h30
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 September au 30 September 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Mardi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h
Horaires d’ouverture du 01 October au 31 December 2024
Lundi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h
Mardi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h
Mercredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h
Jeudi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h
Vendredi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h
Samedi Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h
Dimanche Ouvert de 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 17h
Fermé. Ouvre à 14h00
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36400 NOHANT-VIC
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