A la Ronde

A la Ronde house

Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections

A la Ronde

Things to see and do

A la Ronde

What's on

Jane Feaver

Writing Places festival comes to A la Ronde 

As part of this year’s Writing Places programme, we will be welcoming author Jane Feaver to A la Ronde for a three month residency which will begin in July. We are also hosting an exciting 5 day festival of literature which starts 23 July.

Upcoming events

Summer holiday quiz trail

Wed 27 Jul 2016
10:30-16:30
Get ready to go on holiday; follow the trail, solve the questions about things you might see! £1.50 per child. Normal admission applies.

Exhibition - Over Here and Over There by Mariangela Williams

Wed 27 Jul 2016
10:30-17:30
Mariangela is delighted to be able to exhibit her paintings at A La Ronde . The house provides a spectacular setting for her work and its intimate, gentle atmosphere is ideal for visitors, allowing them to relax and enjoy what they see. Normal...

July Hidden House : Splendid shells

Wed 27 Jul 2016
11:00-16:30
Our magnificent shells will be our feature this month; our Shell Gallery has over 25,000 that can be viewed on our 360 degree touchscreens. Can you find Harry the hermit crab who is still in his shell? Normal admission applies.

Exhibition - by Exmouth Photo Group

Sat 30 Jul 2016
10:30-17:30
An exhibition of photographs by members of Exmouth Photo Group. Normal admission applies.

August Hidden House : Sand and seaweed pictures

Mon 01 Aug 2016
11:00-16:00
Jane and Mary Parminter created a wide range of art using all sorts of natural materials - from sand to seaweed and A la Ronde has some of these pictures on display. Normal admission applies.

Coastal crafts

Tue 02 Aug 2016
11:00-16:00
Make a selection of fun things to take home. This week, there will be a coastal theme with seaside activities. Normal admission applies. £1.50 per child
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Eating and shopping

A la Ronde shop

Tasty snacks, gifts and more 

The licensed tea-room offers lots of delicious homemade cakes and light meals. A Devonshire experience with every bite - most ingredients are sourced from local farms. In our shop, take a look at our range of fine products, from books, cards and games, to gifts for the home and garden.

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History

Mid-19th-century child's painting of A la Ronde

Discover the past 

Find out how the construction of eccentric A la Ronde was inspired by an 18th-century tour of Europe. Learn more about the Parminter's daring tour around revolutionary Europe, from travelling through bandit filled forests to encounters with royalty including Marie Antoinette and the King of Prussia.

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Get involved

A group of happy A la Ronde volunteers

Join in 

Volunteer with us at A la Ronde and help us protect and conserve this unique building for generations to come. We have volunteers in all areas of the property from room guiding to retail, visitor reception to gardening. Something for everyone to get involved with.

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Groups

A guided group tour at A la Ronde, Devon

Visit as a group 

Here at A la Ronde we welcome groups, get in touch to see how we can facilitate your party.

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Learning

Piranesi prints

A la Ronde's Collection 

Explore the full range of our collection and see the special items we care for at A la Ronde.