Like that of the famous Château de Versailles, the bishop’s garden in Castres was designed by André Le Nôtre, gardener of Louis XIV. Ideally located – next to the Goya Museum, Saint-Benoit Cathedral and the Castres Theatre – it is a harmonious French garden, subtle and precise but not devoid of fantasy.
Classified as “Historical Monument” in 1995 and “Remarkable Garden” in 2004, it is a wonderful harmonious place where it is good to walk. Delicate boxwood, always well maintained, discreet benches, colorful flowers, a delicate fountain, the river that runs alongside the garden, an unobstructed view of the Theatre and its sumptuous façade…
Yes, we are at the heart of a unique space , then do not hesitate to treat yourself to a little “royal” moment of relaxation in the sun in this garden!
If you go up to the first floor of the Episcopal Palace (free access), just before entering the Goya Museum, you can look out of the large window and admire the beautiful view of the garden, and its perspectives. This exceptional overall plan, with a bird’s-eye view, will allow you to clearly distinguish the designs of his masterpiece: the Bishop’s hat and a fleur-de-lis linked by an Occitan cross.
The garden is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year
Children’s play area located just at the side of the garden