“The Gardens of Colette, located near the castle of Castel-Novel in Varetz (where she lived for ten years with her second husband Henry de Jouvenel), invite you to plunge into the universe of this great novelist of the 20th century. A universe where flowers, games and words intermingle, a unique universe to discover in a playful and original way the nature that surrounds us! From the garden of her childhood in Burgundy to the Gardens of the Palais Royal where Colette ended her life, it is a real tour of France that is offered to you.
“The labyrinth covers an area of 5000 m² for the pleasure of young and old adventurers! Before setting off on your adventure, remember to take a pen with you! What makes it special? There are five digicode gates on the course, including two water gates. As well as having to find your way around, with the help of a booklet (available at the reception), you will have to solve riddles to find the passwords that open the doors and move on. If you type the right word, the door opens or the water stops flowing to let you through… Two mascots help you on your way:
Poucette, the bulldog, for the youngest (6 years and older),
Poum, the cat, for the older ones (11 years and older).
It takes about an hour to complete the entire tour, an original way to discover the writer Colette while having fun!
Entirely made of living wicker woven in pairs, the giant labyrinth is shaped like a butterfly, a nod to Colette who loved them and collected them.