Remarkable gardens of the Dordogne
During your stay at Chalets du Périgord, take the time to escape to one of the Dordogne’s many remarkable parks and gardens. Timeless and unusual rides await you. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, escape to these exceptional gardens.
The art of gardening in Périgord
Need to recharge your batteries with plants? It couldn’t be easier! Just visit the many gardens in the Dordogne.
Let yourself be carried away by the scents of the panoramic, water, topiary, formal and hanging gardens that enhance the Périgord.
Whichever you choose, you’ll be won over by their heartfelt vegetation.
Just a few minutes from Sarlat, the Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac have been run by the same family for 22 generations! These were the first gardens to be opened to visitors in the Dordogne.
You can explore the 7 different areas created in this magnificent park. Discover topiaries, flower gardens and Japanese beds.
What makes Eyrignac so special is the evening Pique-Niques Blancs, held in summer under the rays of the setting sun.
Les Jardins d’Eau de Carsac
In Carsac-Aillac, close to Les Chalets du Périgord, the water gardens offer a delightful stroll through ponds, calm waters, waterfalls, streams, water jets, an aquatic labyrinth and extraordinary flora.
This aquatic arboretum has been entirely designed by a family of enthusiasts who are delighted to welcome you. During your visit, you may be lucky enough to see exotic water lilies and Nile lotuses in bloom.
Youngsters will have the joy and surprise of feeding the koi carp for free.
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
All year round, we invite you to visit the Marqueyssac hanging gardens, with their belvedere overlooking the Dordogne. Each visitor is captivated by the beauty of the park and château, and by the pruning of the boxwood balls.
Over a 6-kilometer stroll, you’ll discover more than 150,000 hundred-year-old box trees, waterfalls, a water trail, free-roaming peacocks and many other surprises. Let yourself be seduced by the calm and beauty of the panoramic views.
For thrill-seekers, a via ferrata is accessible in summer and runs along the cliff overlooking the river. On Thursday evenings, the garden is lit by 2,000 candles.