Our to-ings and fro-ings during our break in the Vallée de Chevreuse took us back and forth past a garden centre several times (La Jardinerie de Chevreuse). Since we are necessarily occupied quite a lot in gardening at home, we dropped in to take a look. It could well be the best garden centre I've been in, certainly if the quality and variety of plants is the criterion.
There were indoor plants, greenhouse plants and outdoor plants, all of which seemed to be in excellent condition, kept in locations according to their needs for light, warmth, etc, and not just put on display when they were in flower.
I had been quite taken with the varieties of Heuchera that were used in one of the garden displays at Chaumont recently, and had been looking for some to try. This garden centre had some superb varieties for sale. We bought some. And some pots that were going cheap too. And a decorative grass. And besides, how can I resist a garden centre that not only looks after its plants, but also has the most whimsical bit of garden statuary I have ever come across? I'm not into garden statues, but that one I could make a home for.