Prepare your visit to the Festival!

August 9 2023

Planning to come to the William Christie Garden Festival this summer, but still having some practical questions? This article is here to help you find the answer!

How to buy tickets?

On the website www.evenements.vendee.fr
or by phone: (+33) (0)2 28 85 85 70 (from Monday to Friday, 10 am - 12:30 pm &  1:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

For any questions regarding the ticketing process, please contact billetterie@vendee.fr 

Moreover, for outdoor events (concerts on the Miroir d'eau and "Afternoons in the Gardens"), "nice weather" tickets are put back on sale every day when the weather allows it. Don't hesitate to come to the Festival's box office to get them on the day!

How to get to the Festival?

Train, carpooling... Find all the information here:

Where to eat in Thiré?

Cafés, picnic areas... Find all the information here:

Where to stay?

The website of the Sud Vendée Littoral Tourist Office will allow you to find many accommodations near Thiré > more information

How to dress?

The Thiré atmosphere is certainly relaxed! What matters is that you feel at ease, so we invite you to dress comfortably and wear flat shoes that will allow you to move around the gardens without difficulty.

During the day, light clothing and hats are recommended to protect you from the sun, while evenings can be chilly, so be sure to bring something to cover up, especially if you are attending concerts on the Water Mirror (Miroir d'eau).

What to take with you to the Festival?

The must-haves to remember :

  • a reusable water bottle to quench your thirst
  • a hat to protect yourself from the sun
  • a folding seat if you have difficulty remaining standing (for Afternoons in the Gardens)
  • a plaid or sweater for cooler evenings

Any other questions? Please ask us!