From 24 August 2024


Musical encounters in Vendée, a festival that combines music and gardens


A music festival orchestrated by the famous musician William Christie, in the gardens of his home at Thiré. With musical walks, family workshops, concerts and candlelit meditations, come and discover Baroque music while admiring the very personal gardens of the great musician.

From 24 to 31 August: William Christie's Garden Festival
Every summer since 2012, Les Arts Florissants and the Département de la Vendée have joined forces to offer a unique event combining the pleasure of music and the beauty of gardens... in the Gardens of William Christie. Over the course of a week, the public is invited to discover little-known works from the Baroque repertoire and a remarkable garden in the Vendée, as well as talented young artists at the start of their careers, whom the Festival is showcasing alongside the regular artists of Les Arts Florissants.

Come and discover the gardens
From 27 March to 2 June
From 3 to 13 July
And from 11 to 29 September
Open Wednesday to Sunday (closed on public holidays)
Inspired by the art of gardening as it reached its apogee in France and Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries, the William Christie Gardens also aim to highlight the beauty of the Vendée landscape, by bringing together numerous trees and plants unique to the region. Now recognised as a 'remarkable garden' and listed as a Historic Monument, this exceptional 12-hectare site is at the heart of the Les Arts Florissants project.

The five senses in the garden
31 May, 1 and 2 June 2024

European Heritage Days
21 and 22 September 2024
The 2024 edition of the European Heritage Days will provide an opportunity to showcase Thiré's natural heritage by paying tribute to its artisans: the bees.
Thiré's natural heritage, by paying tribute to its artisans: the bees. The programme will include a photo exhibition, a beekeeping workshop and an opportunity to learn about beekeeping instruments...

Easter in the Garden: from 27 to 31 March 2024
Spring Garden Tour: 20 April to 5 May 24

Gardening workshop in the William Christie Gardens
17 January, 14 February, 13 March, 10 April, 15 May and 12 June 2024
One Wednesday a month, from January to June and from September to November, a gardening workshop is offered to all adult enthusiasts, with a different theme each time, linked to the season and the garden.
with the season and the plants featured in the William Christie Gardens.

  • Types : festival


Visits languages

  • French
  • English

Prices / opening times

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders


From 24 to 31 August 2024