Chateau de Courson – Les journées des plantes

Twice a year, on the third Sundays in May and October, the Chateau de Courson hosts a wonderful flower and plant show. Situated about 35km south west of Paris, it’s easily accessible and is well worth a visit.

P1050895We went on a gorgeous sunny day and took a picnic. The Chateau is set in spectacular walled grounds with a large lake and plenty of shady areas for lunch. For those with large country gardens, urban gardeners like me, or just those of us who love looking at plants, there was inspiration everywhere. Not to mention every type of vegetable, herb and flower I could dream of.

Since moving back to Paris, I’ve been missing the chickens we used to keep in the countryside. I loved going out and collecting the warm eggs in the mornings. But I think I’ve found the solution! Designed and made in France, this is the chicest chicken coop I’ve ever seen. It comes with a wire run, and as soon as we have our own garden, I’m going to get one….


If you have a car, it’s about a 35 minute drive from central Paris. Otherwise, for the 3 day show, you can take the RER C to Massy Palaiseau and there is a shuttle bus. Check out the next edition on the website of the Domaine de Courson.

  •  Domaine de Courson, 91680 Courson-Monteloup

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