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Hidden treasure: a unique visit in a boat or electric vehicle

The park and gardens of Cheverny are very pleasant for wandering around. The château proposes visits in small electric vehicles or boats so that visitors can get the most out of these tranquil spaces, something which is very popular with children!
 
The flowerbeds surrounding the château reflect the symmetry of its facades, creating a sense of harmony that extends into the 100 or so hectares of its English-style park. Three gardens are open for visits: the contemporary Apprentices’ garden, the vegetable-flower garden and the tulip garden where more than 100,000 bulbs have been planted. Beyond the kennels, visitors can meander through the botanical park planted with rare species by Paul de Vibraye between 1820 and 1860, including fine sequoias, Douglas firs, limes and an alley of cedars stretching as far as the eye can see. It is a very pleasant setting for a picnic.
 
The electric vehicles allow visitors to continue their visit to the furthest corners of the forest amid local wildlife. The château also offers trips on the canal. Climb aboard a small boat to visit another part of the park and enjoy watching birds and ducks flitting in and out of the vegetation, before rounding off this bucolic outing with a tasty hot chocolate or homemade ice cream in the Orangery tea rooms. 
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