Domaine de Vizille - Park and garden

Cultural heritage : Park and garden 9.4/10 Excellent

Open to the public all the year round, the park of the Vizille territory offers a privileged setting to rest and to discover. 100 acres of greenness are stretching in front of the castle. Punctuated by a magnificent lake and its numerous canals, the territory offers many strolling possibilities. The visitor can walk freely on the lawns which border the canal, go all the way to the forest which is sprinkled by cavaliers alleys and smell the multiple plants scents, before discovering the rose garden and the French bed flowers which are next to the castle...

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Originally conceived by its creator Lesdiguières as a pleasure garden, this superb park regained its entertaining function in the 20th century. It offers a privileged setting for relaxation and discovery, punctuated by a vast stretch of water and numerous canals, a forest lined with bridle paths and a wealth of plant species.
A rose garden makes up the formal garden.
A wildlife park is home to numerous species that roam freely around the estate: swans, geese, grey herons, deer, fallow deer and roe deer.

Information and reservations for park visits: and
No pets allowed in the park. Guide dogs allowed. No bicycles allowed. No motor vehicles allowed.


Free access.

Opening periods

From 01/03 to 31/05 between 9 am and 7 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 01/06 to 31/08, daily between 9 am and 8 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10 between 9 am and 7 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/11 to 28/02 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused
  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


Located on the Route Napoléon, 15 km south of Grenoble.

  • Latitude: 45.075172
  • longitude: 5.772833


  • In centre of town
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Close to GR footpath
  • Lake 5 km away

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