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Les Chemins de la rose at Doué-la-Fontaine

White, pink, red, orange... at Les Chemins de la rose in Doué-la-Fontaine, 14,000 roses of all different colours bloom in a 4-hectare park. What could be more romantic than a stroll among these sweet-smelling plants? Make a special day of a visit to this rose garden, where you will find old roses growing alongside contemporary varieties.

1,350 varieties of old and modern roses

Immerse yourself in the world of roses in the pretty Les Chemins de la rose rose garden, at Doué-la-Fontaine. There are more than 1,350 varieties of the 'queen of flowers' planted here and among them you can admire botanical, old, English and even modern roses, all in an enchanting setting with three lakes.

Admire one of the characteristic features of Les Chemins de la rose as you look at the tree trunks and see how the climbing roses have scrambled over them.

Understanding and cultivating roses

A visit to the rose garden at Doue-la-Fontaine is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to grow roses. The garden's itinerary, dotted with explanatory panels, explains all about the history of this romantic flower and its different varieties in both French and English.

The gardeners at Chemins de la Rose are on hand to help you throughout the year, generously providing valuable gardening tips on the best ways of keeping your roses in perfect condition.

And don't forget to visit the "Terre de rose" distillery!
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