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Gardens & Heritage


Passionate about the transmission of all aspects of baroque art, over the years Les Arts Florissants have broadened their scope to include two of William Christie’s other passions: heritage and the art of gardens. This meaningful, transdisciplinary evolution led to the project being designated a ‘Centre Culturel de Rencontre’ in 2016, a label recognizing exceptional heritage sites being reinvigorated through a rich cultural program.

Thus the adventure continues in the Vendée town of Thiré, with William Christie’s remarkable gardens and now an Artists’ Quarter (Le Quartier des Artistes) offering a year-round program of activities and events open to the public.