Water Gardens

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How the koi carp love being stroked!


A visit to the water gardens in St. Didier sur Chalaronne, not far from the Saone,  will make you feel like you’re on another continent altogether! Feel yourself being transported to a far corner of Asia, somewhere among the bamboo trees of a zen garden…

Relax and revitalise

The water gardens are a place to get some fresh air and greenery and one of the loveliest little parks, with benches and picnic tables dotting the paths between the pools. Admire the lotuses floating on the little lake, bordered with majestic weeping willows – simply magnificent! No one will blame you for wanting to sit down with a book and spend the whole day here…

A feeling of zen will wash over you as you wander through this peaceful oasis, tucked away under the shade of exotic plants and trees, listening to the sound of gently lapping water from the falls.

An unusual and exotic landscape

Stroll through the bamboo forest, stopping to admire the Japanese koi carp – no, it’s not a dream, you really are in Ain! You’ll be forgiven for feeling like you’re abroad…

Information points throughout the park give us an insight into this exotic world, indicating the different varieties and species – essential for differentiating between the 50 different types of bamboo tree, various fish, insects and floating plants. You will leave here feeling mesmerised by the incredible beauty and diversity of nature.



Practical information

Opening hours

Every day throughout the year.
Closed on Monday.


Adult: 8 €
Child: 4.50 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years.

Services and amenities

  • Pets welcome


  • Car park

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Chèques Vacances


  • Children's entertainment

Languages spoken


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Create your own water garden

The park is the window display of a garden pond specialist – and possibly the most beautiful one at that. He sells everything you could possibly need to create your own pond and decorate it, complete with the fish and plants to go in it!

Top tip for your visit to the Water Gardens

At 2.30pm every Friday in July and August, a guided tour takes place, free with your entrance ticket. The perfect time to best appreciate the coolness of the garden.

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Mis à jour le 20 mars 2024 à 11:11
par Office de Tourisme Val de Saône Centre

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