Garden at Daoulas Abbey


Prologue

Jardin de l´Abbaye de Daoulas

Located deep in the bay of Brest, the park at Daoulas abbey benefits from a mild climate which favours the acclimatisation of plants from all five continents. An exceptional garden of medicinal plants can be found here. Inspired by the monastery gardens of the 14th century, it is home to more than 350 species of medicinal, herbal and exotic plants and spices, some of which are even said to have magical powers. A continuation of the visit reveals a romantic-style park with large open spaces, humid zones, ponds and remarkable trees. The path gradually unveils the richness of the architectural heritage, which bears witness to the splendour of the former 12th-century monastery.