The gardens of the Vézère valley in the Dordogne: explore their natural beauty
French gardens, English gardens, panoramic gardens or gardens in the grounds of a château, the gardens in the villages of the Vézère valley and the Dordogne are waiting to be discovered during your stay in the Périgord Noir. Visiting a garden is another way of doing tourism in France and in our beautiful region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. What's more, your children will love wandering around the parks and gardens, which are an integral part of the Dordogne's heritage.
An overview of these natural wonders to visit on your holiday.
Discover castles with panoramic gardens
Limeuil, a jewel in the Vézère valley in the Dordogne
This garden was created by Doctor Linarès: it's a cosmopolitan English-style park overlooking the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. Since 2004, the garden at Limeuil has been carefully restored and offers a wide range of activities, including educational trails and, uniquely, an escape game garden! The village of Limeuil is also well worth a visit, as it is one of the world's most beautiful villages. Most Beautiful Villages in France.
The gardens of Château de Losse
On the banks of the Vézère river lies Losse Castle. Its gardens have held the "Remarkable Garden" label since 2004. Whether you visit a terraced garden or a strolling area, you'll be seduced by the green spaces that have been restored over the years.
The charm of Hautefort, another castle with remarkable gardens
If the castle is impressive, you will also be seduced by the formal gardens exceptional. Don't forget to visit this unique planted pergola over 70 metres long: it's particularly pleasant and provides welcome shade in the heat of the day.
Les Milandes castle
Topiary in the gardens of Périgord
Have you heard of topiary? It's the art of landscaping! It consists of trimming trees or shrubs in a wide variety of shapes to create French-style parks and gardens. The Dordogne has some magnificent examples of this particularly demanding art in its exceptional gardens.
The gardens of Manoir d'Eyrignac
22 generations have succeeded one another to sublimate this place and perpetuate the art of topiary. Rigour and passion are essential if these gardens are to retain their unique beauty. Eyrignacwhich means "where the water flows" in Occitan, it is also a water garden with seven scattered sources offering different soundscapes.
The grounds of Château de Marqueyssac in the heart of Périgord Noir
Imagine more 150,000 hundred-year-old box trees hand-trimmed trees, shady pathways embellished with rockeries, waterfalls and other surprises along the way! This is the parkland of Château de Marqueyssac, which towers 130 metres above the Dordogne. The view is exceptional, and you won't soon forget your visit to these magnificent grounds. panoramic gardens.
Discover nature and water in the gardens of the Vézère and Dordogne valleys.
The grounds of Château de Campagne
The domaine de Campagne extends over 337 hectares of forest, including a park that has been designated a remarkable garden. It surrounds the castle and its moat, which offers an exceptional panorama. The park is ideal for a relaxing day out with the family. The surrounding forest is ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities.
The water gardens of Carsac-Aillac
A different experience awaits you at Carsac. This genuine aquatic arboretum features Nile lotus, papyrus and tropical water lilies. This is no longer the French countryside, but a place to relax by the water, with its many streams and waterfalls. A change of scenery guaranteed!
The terraced gardens of Cadiot
Highly committed to permaculture, the owners of these gardens have created 10 different paintings based on the colours of the plants. flowers with a rose gardena peony garden. These gardens, located in Cadiot north of Sarlat, also host exhibitions of contemporary works. A great way to introduce your children to plants and art during a walk in the great outdoors.
The exotic garden at La Roque Gageac
Banana, bougainvillea and orange trees flourish in the heart of the Périgord Noir! The secret to this exotic natural setting? A river, the Dordogne, and a south-west facing cliff that creates a microclimate. And of course the passion of one man, Gérard Dorin, the creator of the garden.
The Planbuisson bamboos
A few kilometres from Limeuil and its panoramic garden, on the other bank of the Dordogne, the Planbuisson bamboos are the stuff of dreams. This park, which has been awarded the "jardin remarquable de France" label, covers more than 2 hectares. Don't hesitate to drop by the nursery to create your own bamboo grove.