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The Panoramic Gardens

Perched on their ancient castle, the Panoramic Gardens dominate the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers and the roofs of the mediaeval village of Limeuil, officially listed as “one of the most beautiful villages in France”. It was at the beginning of the 20th century that the gardens were originally designed and planted by Fernand Linares. Abandoned for a long period, they owe their restoration a century later to the local municipal council and the association Au Fil du Temps.

Staying at the Château de Fonrives campsite in the Dordogne offers the perfect opportunity to discover this unique site and its incredible 360° panorama over a picture postcard village and surrounding area.

A succession of themed gardens

Perfectly set within a 2 hectare English-style wooded park, the gardens are divided into a series of fun, educational and interactive areas (garden of colours, water garden, witches’ garden, insect garden and a garden of edible treats...). Take your time to explore these exceptional gardens, with a surprise around each corner, as you follow the clearly-marked trail. There is so much to discover and admire, from the hundred year-old arboretum to the many separate garden areas each with its own theme.

Whether you visit on your own, with the family or with friends, the many paths with their explanatory information boards allow you to wander freely through the heart of this fascinating botanical world. A veritable haven of peace and a paradise for all those in search of calm and tranquillity. 

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Activities and events in a unique setting

If the Panoramic Gardens are so appreciated it is also because their visitors are encouraged to become involved and share in the knowledge and skills represented. All ages, from the youngest upwards, will be able to enjoy a moment rich in conviviality through educational workshops that are 100% nature and an entertaining quiz trail for even more fun! All through the year the staff at the gardens are ready to welcome you, offering guided visits to explain the gardens and their themes in more detail. You can also join in the daily photo competition and the giant games organised on the site. Throughout the summer, come and take part in the garden’s workshops and learn how to dye or try your hand to land art.

Finally, take the opportunity to learn even more about gardening, and the multitude of plant species that grow in the gardens, with a visit to the on-site shop. Or enjoy the plant-based refreshments offered by La Taverne, along with fabulous artisanal ice creams and other local produce… definitely not to be missed!

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