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2022 European Heritage Days


2022 European Heritage Days


Les Arts Florissants

On the occasion of the 2022 European Heritage Days, the Fondation Les Arts Florissants - William Christie invites visitors to celebrate the heritage of Thiré (Vendée, Pays de la Loire). Come and discover the unique charm of this village, now the headquarters of the Foundation, during two days where the pleasures of gardens and botany compete with the exploration of rural heritage! 


In the William Christie Gardens (admission fee 5€):

  • opening of the Gardens (10am-6:30pm)

  • guided tours (2:30pm and 4:30pm)

  • gardening demonstration (boxwood pruning) by Florian Hermouet, gardener of the William Christie Gardens (4pm)

At the Quartier des Artistes (free admission):

  • photo exhibition "Thiré, a flourishing Vendean village" at the Maison In Terra Pax, the latest building in the Quartier des Artistes (10am-6.30pm)

  • educational tours of the Clos des Aubergines at the Maison de la Fontaine, where the Garden Café will also offer light meals (10am-6:30pm; educational tours from 2pm)

  • only on September 17: guided tour of the Quartier des Artistes by Pierre-Yannick Legal, President of the Foundation (3:30pm, departure from the Maison de la Fontaine)

  • only on September 17: guided tour of the Allée d'Honneur, a new green space by the William Christie Gardens, by Alexis Perrocheau, landscape architect (3:30pm)

At the Thiré Church (free admission):

  • Church opening to the public by the Commune of Thiré (2pm-6pm)


Previous dates

Season 2022-23

Thiré / France
Quartier des Artistes

  • Sunday, September 18 2022
  • Saturday, September 17 2022

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