“Thankfully, there are flowers,” said Monsieur Dior, who was – as well as a gallerist, an architecture aficionado, and grand couturier – an avid gardener. It was in Granville, in the rose garden of his family’s home overlooking the sea, that young Christian planted the seeds of his fascination with this most artful intersection of nature and culture. Growing into a fashion designer, Monsieur Dior found a bounty of inspiration in the gardens, allowing the dazzling silhouette of a femme-fleur to blossom from the very first collection, leaving her bewitching sillage in her wake.

Within 30 Montaigne, visitors will discover three green sanctuaries, designed by Belgian landscape architect Peter Wirtz in collaboration with architect Peter Marino. Havens of peace in which one may meander, recharge one’s batteries or simply contemplate the lush vegetation, which is renewed every season.