Remarkable gardens in Paca
The label "remarkable garden", created in 2004 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication with the support of the National Council of Parks and Gardens, aims to recognize and enhance parks and gardens open to the public.
Established in 2004, the label «Remarkable Garden» distinguishes gardens and parks, open to the public, of cultural, aesthetic, historical or botanical interest, whether public or private. This State label, awarded for a renewable period of 5 years, meets the criteria of quality and requirement on the composition (organization of spaces), the integration in the site and the quality of the surroundings, the remarkable elements (water, factories, plant architectures, etc.), the botanical interest, the historical interest, the reception of the public and the maintenance in respect of the environmental quality. It takes into account the diversity of parks and gardens and may concern small or large, historical or contemporary gardens of all styles.
The label commits the owners to ensure a regular maintenance of their garden, to open it to the visit at least 40 days in the year and 6h per day, to participate at least in a national operation (Go to the gardens and/or at European Heritage Days), to make available to the public information documents (plan, history, botanical indications) and to affix in a place visible to the public an enamelled plaque repeating the logo of the label «Remarkable garden».
The advantages of the label are: :
- a mention in the documents distributed by the Ministry of Culture;
- the possibility of obtaining road and motorway signs in accordance with the same process as buildings protected as historic monuments
- the possibility of taking into account in the definition of local town planning (PLU)
Attention: Since January 1, 2014, the label no longer allows to obtain tax approval.
How to apply?
Applications must be submitted to the Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate:
For Brigitte Larroumec
Regional conservation of historical monuments
23 Boulevard du Roi René
13617 Aix en Provence cedex
There is no application deadline. Applications are admissible all year round.
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