Les jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac

Périgord’s most beautiful gardens

Although Dordogne is much better known for its castles and gastronomy, it has a wealth of incredibly enchanting gardens which marvellously crown the scenescapes which they dominate and the dwellings which they enhance. A journey through our five favourites.

Gardens of the Imagination in Terrasson-Lavilledieu

At just thirty minutes from Brive and Sarlat, these 6 hectares of lush delights invite you to discover: 150 plant species, 120 water sprays, 2,000 rosebushes, 20,000 perennials, 8,000 trees and bushes, terraces which overhang each other and interweave, a sylvan theatre, a ‘green’ tunnel, woods, a viewpoint and much more… Everything it takes for the Gardens of the Imagination in Terrasson to whisk visitors back through the long history of Humanity and landscape art from Roman times to the present.
A contemporary creation by the Paysage Land architecture studio, comprised of Kathryn Gustafson and Ian Ritchie, it offers 13 green and water-focused scenes which visitors are invited to breathe life into through a rejuvenating, initiatory stroll.

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www.jardins-imaginaire.com

In Terrasson-Lavilledieu. Open daily from 10am to 6pm during the summer season, closed on Tuesdays from April to September. Free-as-you-please visits and guided tours.Prices: €7.50, €4.50 for 10-18 year olds and students. Information and booking on +33 (0)5 53 50 86 82.

Eyrignac Manor and its Gardens

At 13 km from Sarlat, an invitation to a free-as-you-please or audio-guided visit through the gardens of Eyrignac Manor, in Salignac-Eyvigues, which epitomize classical French-style landscaping. The sculpted green perspectives covering the alleys are a must-see, a unique example of topiary art. With every passing season, the gardens are enhanced: botanical trails, flower meadow, market garden complemented by a convivial, musical atmosphere for the White Picnics held on Monday evenings throughout the summer.

www.eyrignac.com

In Salignac-Eyvigues. Open daily from 9:30am to 7pm. Prices: €12.90, €6.50 for 5-10 year olds and €8.50 for 11-18 year olds, family pass. Tel: +33 (0)5 53 28 99 71.

Panoramic Gardens in Limeuil

At forty kilometres from Périgueux, Bergerac and Sarlat, a magical place awaits in Limeuil overlooking the confluence of the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers. Run by the association Au Fil du temps, the panoramic gardens showcase themes: arboretum, medieval garden, colour garden (tinctorial plants), witch’s garden (plants with magical powers), water garden, insect garden… A host of spaces to stroll through along the interpretative trails, before heading off to take part in the nature workshops (from July).

http://jardins-panoramiques-limeuil.com

In Limeuil. Open from 15 July to 31 August from 2:30pm to 8pm. Exceptional opening for the “European Heritage Days” and the French annual “Rendez-vous aux jardins” (Reduced prices). Prices: €6, €3 for 4-18 year olds. PRM-accessible. Tel: +33 (0)5 53 73 26 13.

Impressionistic scenes at the Carsac-Aillac Water Gardens

After creating the most extensive aquatic maze in Europe and setting up a touch pool where Koi carp wait patiently for children to caress them, the Carsac Water Gardens, just 15 minutes from Sarlat, now invite you to discover an explosion of colours and petals ever-so delicately centre-staged by the lotus and water lilies, in a refreshing, peaceful world which the great Impressionist masters would definitely have adored.

www.jardinsdeau.com

In Carsac-Aillac. Open daily in May, June, July and August from 10am to 7pm, in September from 11am to 6pm. Prices: €8, students €6.50 and €4.50 for 6-11 year olds. Free for children under the age of 6. Tel: +33 (0)5 53 28 91 96.

A weaveworld of inspirations: Sardy Gardens in Vélines

Near Vélines, at thirty kilometres from Bergerac and Libourne, Sardy Gardens unfurl their romantic charm with a myriad of invitations: curiosity at the scent garden, meditation by the large pond, strolls through a host of colours, fragrances, green scenescapes.
These gardens, centre-staging English and Florentine inspiration, blend greenery and perspectives in perfect accords which lead visitors to a state of pure harmony, pure communion with the elements.

https://jardinsdesardy.com

In Vélines. Open daily from 10am to 6pm. Prices: €7, €4 for students and free for children under the age of 12. Tel: +33 (0)5 53 27 51 45

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Passirac picnic area

On the D 731, the road between Brossac and Barbezieux, you will have the possibility to eat along the road. This small equipped area will offer you all the necessary comfort to regain your strength.
There are two shaded tables on the site, as well as litter bins.
When you're getting ready to leave, don't forget to pay a visit to Passirac church... This monument is a veritable treasure trove of Romanesque art!
Carved capitals are scattered here and there inside the church, and a 20th-century processional banner adorns one of its walls.

D731 16480 Passirac
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MObiVE electric car charging station

This MObiVE charging point is freely available in the Salle des Fêtes car park. It offers four charging points to its users. Once parked, you can visit the Church of Notre-Dame de Brossac.
Essential shops can also be found on site: butcher's, food, tobacconist's, baker's, dry cleaner's, hairdresser's, restaurant, car garage, craftsmen, etc.



Payment can be made via the free MObiVE application or via the EDF Group PayNow portal. As a subscriber, the user of the MObiVE application benefits from a preferential rate. They can also access the number of spaces in real time.



The sockets are of the types : T2 and Domestic.

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Brossac Town Hall

A village where life is good.
If you like to live in the countryside, if you like walks in the middle of the woods, if you like to stroll, breathe, take your time, if you are in harmony with nature, then, do not hesitate, come to Brossac.

Rue Charles Rougier 16480 Brossac
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SPAR

The Spar de Brossac welcomes you to the town centre. You'll find a grocery shop, tobacconist's, national press and fdj.

18 Rue Charles Rougier 16480 Brossac
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Tourist information center of Brossac

Located in the heart of the village hall, this Tourist Information Point will provide you with easy access to documentation. You will be able to be guided and advised on the wonders to discover in our beautiful region.
Among the sights to visit nearby is the church of Notre-Dame de Brossac. This 12th century Romanesque building was attacked several times during the Hundred Years War. It was partially destroyed, rebuilt and then fortified in the 15th century. A true witness to the history of the village, this monument offers a breathtaking view of the heights of Brossac.

Ten minutes away by car, you will find the famous quarries of Guizengeard and their amazing turquoise waters. This habitat, shaped by man, gathers a great diversity of protected species, as well as walking paths ...

Rue Charles Rougier 16480 Brossac
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Brossac village

Come and discover the village of Brossac ! A charming little village, nestled on a hill, whose origins date back to antiquity. This village of 500 inhabitants shelters the vestiges of a villa and a Gallo-Roman aqueduct.
Their presence results from an ancient Roman road, passing nearby, linking Saintes to Périgueux. Built in the 2nd century BC, these ruins have been classified as Historical Monuments since 1875.

Among the other listed monuments to visit, you will find the church Notre-Dame de Brossac. This 12th century Romanesque building was attacked several times during the Hundred Years War. It was partially destroyed, rebuilt and then fortified in the 15th century. True witness of the history of the village, this monument offers a breathtaking view on the heights of Brossac. A bewitching panorama, which is worth the detour.

Ten minutes away by car, you will find the quarries of Guizengeard and their amazing turquoise waters. This habitat, shaped by man, gathers a great diversity of protected species, as well as walking paths... You may even spot the colorful European Bee-eater, the emblem of the place.

If you are looking for ideas for nature outings or family activities, the Vallier pond is for you. This watering place offers several activities on the spot: playgrounds for children, bike rental, fishing, swimming, picnic area, etc. The perfect place to come and recharge your batteries and enjoy the benefits of Mother Nature.

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