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Latour-Marliac

Le Bourg, 47110 Le Temple-sur-Lot, France
+33 5 53 01 08 05
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September visit...but still worth it !

We visited early September....so although there was lots to see...the lilies were clearly not so... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
chrisl699
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Very disappointing

A peaceful setting with many concrete ponds full of rather beautiful lilies, even at this time of... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
georgemoncrieff
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Discover one of Southwest France's best-kept secrets: Latour-Marliac, the official 19th century creator and supplier of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet's famous water lilies. Water lily and lotus production continues apace at the nursery today, which is now the oldest of its kind in the world, and the site has become one of the region's major tourist attractions. Named “Jardin Remarquable” in 2004 by France’s Ministry of Culture and Communications for its physical beauty and historical significance, you'll leave here understanding why France truly was the birthplace of the water lily as we know it today.At Latour-Marliac you will find over 300 varieties of hardy and tropical water lily in the French National Water Lily Collection, thousands more water lilies and lotus in our cultivation pools, the glasshouse that holds the Victoria (giant Amazonian water lily), 6 acres of landscaped gardens, a giant bamboo collection, the lake with its Japanese bridge, a koi fountain, waterfall, hilltop gazebo, museum and boutique.
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Le Bourg, 47110 Le Temple-sur-Lot, France
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited early September....so although there was lots to see...the lilies were clearly not so abundant this time of year.... Nevertheless...a lovely few hours spent photographing the fabulous plants and scenery. Staff were lovely and the restaurant food excellent ! small car park....be prepared to...More

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Latour-Marliac, Gérant at Latour-Marliac, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thanks for your positive feed-back, we're very glad you enjoyed! All the best Charlotte Rousseau

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

A peaceful setting with many concrete ponds full of rather beautiful lilies, even at this time of year, but grossly over-priced at €7 per person to enter grounds. The restaurant was completely booked with reservations on a weekday at lunchtime, so we were limited to...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We visited the Latour-Marliac waterlily gardens for the first time today, and it was really brilliant. The range of water plants was magnificent - especially the lotus plants - and the lilies were wonderful. Best of all, the lunch was first class. Being a vegetarian...More

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Latour-Marliac, Gérant at Latour-Marliac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thanks again for your feed-back. It was a pleasure welcoming you.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We travelled an hour to see this place and were not disappointed by the lilies, lotuses and other plants, and the gardens and water features. All very beautiful, amazing colours and shades, and it was interesting to find out about them. We were not previously...More

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Latour-Marliac, Gérant at Latour-Marliac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thanks for your good feed-back after visiting. We're glad your visit was worth the trip but it's a pity you would only give 3 stars! All the best

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Gorgeous gardens that are so worth visiting, and when having dinner in July or August access is free of charge! The food was uncomplicated and very tasty, the staff were charming, the band was great, the whole experience is utterly repeatable.

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Latour-Marliac, Gérant at Latour-Marliac, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for your feed-back, we are very happy you had a good experience. All the best

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have previously visited Latour Marliac in May and June but this year the temperatures soared to 35+ which meant the lilies were fully open and the huge range of colours were just stunning in the sunshine. The heat made it a very slow and...More

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Latour-Marliac, Gérant at Latour-Marliac, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for your feed back! We are very happy you had a good experience despite the heat, and are very pleased to read people who also take time to share their good moments.. Thanks again

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

I was surprised that I had almost accidentally found out about this place, when it has such a famous connection to Monet and his waterlilies, and the history of how it all began for the creator! Temple-sur-Lot itself is very interesting tho small and I...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Although there are a few other water garden species, this place has primarily water lilies. There are many colors - the purple, the yellow, the pink, the blue, and the hard to name colors. A few have more than one color. If you have seen...More

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Latour-Marliac, Gérant at Latour-Marliac, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Hi, Thanks for the 5 stars! To clarify things respect to the restaurant: it was the last day of the restaurant but we DON'T serve leftovers to our customers, it's not a correct and respectful remark since everything is fresh and house cooked. Your pictures...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very pretty nursery with lovely lake & walks. Restaurant, whilst being about €22 for a 3 course meal, less €5 from the entry, had a very good choice of courses, & the setting is amazing. A lot of children's school trips on when we were...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This nursery was founded in 1875 by Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac for the propogation cultivation and commercialisation of hardy water lilies. At the time there were only white water lilies in Europe and he saw the need for more colour. Monet saw the plants and was...More

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