Rendez-vous aux jardins

Press Release
The 13th edition of
Rendez-vous aux jardins
celebrates “The garden walk”
throughout France,
Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015
On the 5th, 6th and 7th of June, the French Ministry of Culture and
Communication invites the public to explore numerous parks
and gardens, both public and private, historical and
contemporary, all over France and to enjoy the numerous
activities on offer.
Press Contacts
Department of Information
and Communication
+33 (0)1 40 15 74 71
[email protected]
Directorate General of Heritage
Christine de Rouville
+33 (0)1 40 15 35 84
[email protected]
Anne Samson Communications
Léopoldine Turbat
+33(0)1 40 36 84 35 / [email protected]
Andréa Longrais
+33(0)1 40 36 84 32 / [email protected]
During the first weekend of June, over 2,300 gardens will provide
the public with a large variety of activities, ranging from guided
tours, workshops, reading, educational walks, performances, special
lighting, late evening openings hours, amusing performances, etc.
This year, for its 13th edition, the Rendez-vous aux Jardins
investigate more specifically the theme of “The garden walk”
and encourage to wander, to discover parks and gardens, enjoying
their paths and awakening the pleasure of walking, in good company
or by oneself.
As a symbol of the French Ministry for Culture and Communication
and the Directorate General of Heritage’s engagement in “green
heritage”, the Rendez-vous aux jardins focus on the appreciation,
protection, conservation, maintenance, restoration and creation of
gardens. The transfer of knowledge and craftsmanship is also at the
heart of the event
This event unites numerous policies that have been put in place by
the Directions régionales des affaires culturelles (Regional
Directorates of Cultural Affairs) and regional local authorities.
The event is being organised in close collaboration with the Centre
des Monuments nationaux (Centre for National Monuments), the
Comité des Parcs et Jardins (French Parks and Gardens
Committee), the Demeure Historique (French association of the
private historical monuments), the Vieilles Maisons Françaises
(association to protect built and landscape heritage).
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Villes et Pays d'Art
et d'Histoire (Towns and Lands of Art and History), the French
Ministry of Culture and Communication highlights several activities
and tours proposed by this network.
In the run up to the 2015 edition, a conference on the theme of
“The garden walk“ was organised on the 21st January 2015 in the
Amphitheatre Colbert, by the Directorate General of Heritage of the
French Ministry for Culture and Communication and the French
Parks and Gardens Committee.
Landscape gardeners, garden historians, etc. presented a number of
case studies to illustrate the theme of “The garden walk” in several
ways: from a historical approach, to digital tour projects, until a
filmography of garden strolls.
The notes from the conference will be soon available for consultation
on the French Ministry for Culture and Communication’s website.
Paris, 30th March 2015