Visit the Gardens of Valloires :
Designed in the heart of the Authie valley in 1987 by Gilles Clément, an internationally renowned landscape architect, the Valloires gardens cover more than 8 hectares. 5 atmospheric gardens showcase a collection of more than 5,000 species of plants throughout the seasons.
Guided tours every Sunday morning at 11am, without reservation.
Visit Valloires Abbey:
The Valloires association was created in 1922 on the initiative of Thérèse Papillon, a Red Cross nurse. Originally the Valloires association was a preventorium. Today, the abbey is a medical and social structure for children. The abbey and the gardens are the property of the Valloires association with separate management.
“The Cistercian abbey of Valloires was founded in Argoules in 1158, 900 years ago with the support of the Counts of Ponthieu. Destroyed over the centuries, it was rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries in a style that was in complete contradiction with Cistercian authority. The architecture of the abbey church is simple and sober, as required by Cistercian principles, but it is in stark contrast to the baroque interior decoration, the work of the Austrian architect Pfaffenhoffen and the ironworker JB Veyren.
On an exceptional 21-hectare site, discover the world of an abbey, its history and its architecture.”
Text and photos from the official website: HERE