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The Gardens

A timeless setting

The Château de Saint-Vidal, a massive block of stone, sees its lines softened by the greenery that adorns it since its origins. Since 2018, the 16th century orchard has transformed into a setting of three gardens for this restored architectural gem. The creation of a landscaped and thematic park thus offers the visitor a unique botanical, floral, visual and olfactory experience.


The Italian terrace

Great architect of the Italian Renaissance, Sebastiano Serlio left his mark in the fortress of Saint-Vidal, to pay homage to him this garden was dedicated to him. This Mediterranean-style space offers a privileged view of the Borne valley and its typical landscape of our splendid Haute-Loire department. Let yourself be lulled by the delicate scents of sage and lavender that perfume the terrace and enjoy a timeless moment when Italy and Auvergne meet.

The French garden

To the east of the Château de Saint Vidal, the French garden is open to your senses. A true tribute to André Le Nôtre but also to French expertise and culture, this majestic space weaves a link between the medieval period and French classicism. Vast expanse of a generous and green lawn, fragrant rose garden full of charm, enjoy the tranquility and beauty of nature along the paths and live an extraordinary sensory experience.

The water garden

A true common thread in the architectural ensemble of the Fortress of Saint Vidal, the Renaissance also left its mark in the castle’s water garden. Considered the mirror of the soul, water is a very special guest in this space which once housed the moat of the building. Still omnipresent today, the water basin acts like a mirror in which everyone can admire this Stone Lady. Let yourself go to stroll in this little corner of paradise, intimate and soothing.