The Park de la Verrerie

A haven of greenery in the middle of town

Need to escape urban landscapes and get back to nature in Le Creusot? Look no further.

Le parc de la Verrerie et son vallon, Le Creusot. © Xavier Spertini.

The park of the Chateau de la Verrerie is the place to enjoy leisurely strolls and peaceful retreats in the heart of town. All year round and in all seasons, this green little haven of tranquillity is a favourite meeting spot for locals and visitors alike.   

Designed by the gardeners Henri and Achille Duchêne, it was formerly the private garden of the Schneider family, resident of the Château de la Verrerie since 1837.

Open to the public since the 1970s, this beautiful landscape of 28 acres of parkland, lakes and ponds surrounding the Chateau is the backdrop for a vast arboretum and its collection of more than 40 species of trees from around the world, many of which are more than a hundred years old (weeping Himalaya pine, Virginia tulip tree, Atlas cedar etc.). Lovely throughout the year and featuring exotic species, two ponds, an animal farm and a playground for children, the park has something for everyone.

Joggers, dreamers, wanderers, families, teenagers and pensioners come and relax, rejuvenate and unwind in this beautiful setting while the kids are easily entertained in the play area. The sumptuous French garden created between 1904 and 1908, commissioned by Eugene II offers a wonderful stroll around the beautiful symmetrical planting beds of boxwoods leading to the fountain des Deux Amours at the centre.  

A visit to the park of the Chateau de la Verrerie is a great way to stretch your mind, stretch your legs and enjoy outdoors adventures in Le Creusot!


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