Jardins Ouverts 2024 in the parks and gardens of Île-de-France, 200 gardens open to you

Published by My de Sortiraparis, Manon de Sortiraparis, Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on June 18th, 2024 at 04:04 p.m.
Jardins Ouverts en Île-de-France returns for its seventh edition, this summer 2024. From June 29 to August 25, Parisians can enjoy two months of cultural events and original outings, many of them free of charge, in their local parks and gardens.

Discover Jardins Ouverts in Île-de-France: an event to be experienced from June 29 to August 25, 2024, in the region's parks and gardens! Two exceptional months to spend with family and friends, surrounded by trees and flowers. For this 8th edition, over 200 green spaces in the Paris region are hosting an original program, offering visitors a wide range of artistic and educational activities. All on the theme of the"body", in connection with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Heritage gardens, shared gardens, allotments, community gardens and working gardens, as well as educational gardens, rooftop gardens, private gardens and urban farms, are all in the spotlight. For the Jardins Ouverts 2024 launch weekend, on June 29 and 30, big events are planned to kick off this summer season with a bang.

A rich and varied program

Art installations, theater performances, dance, circus, concerts, readings, exhibitions, film screenings, meetings, culinary workshops, educational events and guided tours will punctuate these two months of festivities.

Not-to-be-missed shows on June 29 and 30

  • Poetic reading in the garden of Maison du Docteur Gachet (Auvers-sur-Oise, 95): On Saturday, Flora Delalande will offer a reading from her book "En Vérité", imbued with melancholy and humanity.

  • Celebrating life at Bois de Célie (Émerainville, 77): Compagnie Un soir ailleurs presents "Vies.à.vie", an artistic promenade combining dance and poetry.

  • Voyage imaginaire at the Musée-jardin départemental Bourdelle (Égreville, 77): Storyteller Abbi Patrix presents tales inspired by the garden and its sculptures.

  • Togo in the spotlight at the Maison d'Alphonse Daudet (Draveil, 91): Storyteller Allassane Sidibé will transport you with "Les Rêves du pêcheur".

  • An extraordinary show at the Domaine National de Rambouillet (Rambouillet, 78): The company Les Grandes Personnes strolls around with giant puppets.

  • Interactive show for young audiences at the Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon (Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, 78): "Sadhou et le lotus rose" features a musical story and yoga initiations for children.

Special tours on June 29 and 30

  • Augmented tour of the Villarceaux regional estate (Chaussy, 95): Discover this jewel of heritage with an interactive multimedia device.

  • Sculptures and heritage at the Fondation de Coubertin (Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, 78): Visit the Jardin des Bronzes and discover historic sculptures.

  • Guided historical walks at the Domaine Départemental de Méréville (91): Explore the history of this unique Anglo-Chinese garden.

  • At the heart of Impressionism: the Maison du Docteur Gachet (Auvers-sur-Oise, 95): Discover this unspoilt area, a source of inspiration for Van Gogh and other Impressionists.

  • The perfection of the French gardens at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (Maincy, 77): Visit this model of harmony between architecture and landscape.

  • Guided Land art tours at Murs à Pêches (Montreuil, 93): Discover works of art on the theme of "Dispersions".

Open-air concerts on June 29 and 30

  • Varied music at the Domaine Régional de Villarceaux (95): Concerts de l'Arcal, Cathy Gringelli Quartet and Ensemble Acanthis will enliven the opening weekend.

  • Romantic ambience in the Maison Caillebotte park (Yerres, 91): the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France performs "Paris romantique".

  • Cello music at Vallons de l'Ermitage (Garches, 92): Thuy-Nhi Au Quang offers a unique musical experience.

  • House and techno ambience at La Prairie du Canal (Bobigny, 93): dance to a festive open air of electronic music.

  • A musical afternoon at the château du domaine de Dampierre (Dampierre-en-Yvelines, 78): The Orsay campus symphony orchestra will enchant you.

Original art installations from June 28 to August 25

  • Questioning the living at the Domaine Régional de Villarceaux (Chaussy, 95): Emmanuelle Briat presents ephemeral plant installations.

  • Animals in the spotlight at Château Rosa Bonheur (Thomery, 77): Michel Bassompierre will exhibit and sculpt live animal works.

  • Flower power at V'île Fertile (Paris, 75): Valérie Newland creates an impressive floral fresco.

  • Celestial geometry at Maison Cocteau (Milly-la-Forêt, 77): Mathilde Caylou presents glass stars on the river.

  • The magic of the setting sun at the Potager du Roi (Versailles, 78): Bamboo Sunset by Marie-Hélène Richard evokes bamboo sunsets.

  • In Praise of Leaves at the Fondation Arp (Clamart, 92): Muriel Joubert explores the infinite forms of leaves in her installation.

Jardins ouverts 2024 is an invitation to rediscover Île-de-France's green spaces in a new light, integrating art, culture and nature to delight all the senses.

Please note: While most events and guided tours are free of charge, some sites charge admission. Be sure to checkthe program before travelling.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From June 29th, 2024 to August 25th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

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