Jardin des Cinq Sens
Awaken your senses with a trip to this garden full of poetry and dreams! Located right in the middle of the medieval village of Yvoire, the garden seems to invite visitors to explore every delightful corner. It has been classified a “Jardin Remarquable”.
‘Le Jardin des Cinq Sens’ (The Garden of Five Senses) is inspired by the romantic settings of medieval mazes. Several small, intimate gardens with evocative names invite exploration and an awakening of the senses: ‘Jardin du Goût’ (the Taste Garden, ‘Jardin de l’Odorat’ (the Scented Garden), ‘Cloître de plantes médicinales’ (the Cloister Garden of Medicinal Plants), ‘Prairie Alpine’ (the Alpine Meadow), etc. Each area pays homage to the rich variety of life in the plant kingdom, and are a place where man and plants can be united in wonder.
This garden, created over 25 years ago, is a patiently formed living piece of artwork which each person can enjoy at their leisure. Scented roses with prolonged flowering, long-forgotten vegetables and kitchen garden oddities, fabled medicinal plants, foliage with amazing textures, a collection of scented plants, etc. No less than 1,300 varieties mark the passing seasons to give pleasure to all. This continuous succession of diversity on display is maintained by a team of committed gardeners happy to share their knowledge and skills.
The garden has been awarded the ‘Jardin Remarquable’ (outstanding garden) accreditation by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Each visitor is given an explanatory map.
Discovery quiz available for children. Family pass (2 adults and 2 children) 31 €. Season ticket 16 €.
From 14/04 to 30/04/2017, daily between 10 AM and 5.30 PM.
Last entry at 16:30.
From 01/05 to 17/09/2017, daily between 10 AM and 6.30 PM.
Last entry at 17:30.
From 18/09 to 01/10/2017, daily between 10 AM and 5.30 PM.
From 02/10 to 08/10/2017, daily between 10 AM and 5.30 PM.
- Town location
- Village centre
- Lake 5 km away
- Pedestrian area
Group adults: 10 €
Group children: 6 €
Adult: 12 €
Child: 7 €
Student: 8.50 €
Large family: 31 €
Disabled: 8.50 €.
Group rate available for > 12 people.
Season pass: 16 €.
- American Express
- Bank/credit card
- Chèques Vacances
- Chèques Culture
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- Incline >5% but reasonable
- Botanic trail
- Fauna - flora
- Guided group tours
- Educational visits
- Permanent entertainments organiser
- Tourist brochures
- Guided tours