The kitchen garden of Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard

First planted in the 17th century, this kitchen garden is a glorious breath of fresh air for plant lovers and one of the few surviving castle potagers.

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An excursion to the Saint-Jean de Beauregard estate, some 30 kilometres from **Paris in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse will instantly plunge you back to the 17th century. This superb architectural domain includes a château, stables, a dovecote, a magnificent park and of course, the vegetable garden.

Entirely enclosed and covering two hectares, the garden is representative of French style flowering vegetable gardens. It has also been classified a historic monument and given the official label, “Remarkable Garden.” Saint-Jean de Beauregard is a favourite destination for garden lovers from across the globe, thanks to its spring and fall Fêtes des Plantes festivals.

As the seasons change

Designed after the château was already built, the vegetable garden is shaped in the form of a tetragon divided by two perpendicular paths. Flowers, fruit, and rare vegetables are nestled within the patches of greenery, which are renewed as the seasons change. Each bed contains unusual varieties, like little square-shaped peas, and strawberry spinach. From March to September you can stroll amongst the irises and dahlias, before the autumn fruit starts to hang from the branches.

Near the vegetable patch, take a walk along the orchard full of fruit trees and greenhouses growing grapes. Every year the estate spotlights perennials (early April), and then fall plants (end of September).

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Community facilities

Access and contact

Rue du Château
91940 Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard

    Days and opening hours

    From 1503 to 1511, every Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed during events. Open on bank holidays.


    • Full price: 8 to 10 € Reduced price: 6 €.
      Free entry for children < 6 years, children accompanied by an adult.


    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Free car park


    • Pets welcome
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours


    Spoken languages

    • English
    • French

    Guided tour languages

    • English
    • French

    Documentation languages (home)

    • French

    Bulletin board languages

    • French

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
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    Rue du Château
    91940 Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard

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