These impressive gardens fringe the Château Val Joanis, an important working winery since the 15th century. Created over a 12-year period between 1978 and 1990, the elaborate grounds are composed of three terraces, linked by a long rose-strewn arbor. A vegetable garden sits along the first terrace, including a heady mix of aromatic herbs, lavender, and apple trees. The second terrace mimics the neatly planted layout of the first, scattered with beds of roses and irises. Plane trees, honeysuckle, and fig trees lushly adorn the wild environs of the final terrace.
- Frommer's Staff