Route de la Rose

The Rose Route
A rose-tinted journey

You are most likely unaware that Loiret is home to the Orléans rose, the queen of flowers whose charm and fragrance have been praised by so many poets. And it is because the rose has, for a long time, fully flourished in this temperate climate under the gentle Loiret light, nourished by the valley's fertile soil, that it is truly at home here!  Set off on an encounter...

Roses Château de La Bussière

Roses Château de La Bussière

Roses Château de La Bussière

Roses Château de La Bussière

Les jardins de Roquelin : bassine de roses © LesJardins de Roquelin - S.Chassine

Les jardins de Roquelin : bassine de roses © LesJardins de Roquelin - S.Chassine

The rose, a passion in Loiret

Why not indulge in a genuine journey of the senses in the land of the roses?

Loiret is proud to tell you the story of its long love affair with roses, over an original discovery trail throughout its countryside, its heritage, its traditions... but also its present-day activities. A trail that teems with emotion, fragrance, from poetry to gardening, from history to botanics, from nature to culture, from courtyard to garden... for here, the rose is everywhere!

The Rose Route

It is time for you to take to the rose route and to enjoy a genuine escapade across the seasons. It is an invitation to a delectable moment's respite, a source of artistic and literary inspiration, of cultural and historic discovery... and an exquisite adventure for the senses. Take the time to sit down amidst the rose garden and simply admire the many old and new varieties it offers your gaze; listen to the language of flowers and of those who love them so.

Just follow your fancy...

The Loiret Rose Route imposes no specific itinerary. You can travel the route as you wish, relishing in the bucolic network it weaves across the entire area. Insightful, sensorial, cultural and original experiences await you. Head off the beaten track and meander your way over a surprising journey through charming sites, prestigious monuments and gardens of 1,001 fragrances.  Parks and gardens, producers and châteaux welcome you along your way to tell you the story of the rose, of its virtues... and much more!

For the rose is at home here and your hosts, be they accommodation providers or restaurant owners, have many surprises in store for you: floral bouquets, welcome gifts, delicately rose-flavoured gourmet delights... they simply abound with many ideas to offer you a hint of their sweet scent. And why not indulge in a souvenir of these very special moments in the company of this quite unique flower? Local producers and boutiques offer an array of possibilities.

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