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Bucolic gardensfor the pleasure of the senses

The gardens of Grand-Figeac

The gardens of Grand-Figeac, little corners of paradise campestyle where rest and tranquility blend harmoniously. Flowers, medicinal and dye plants from the Middle Ages, insect hotels, the trickle of water from fountains, Italian-style gardens, French-style gardens around a castle… Discover these places for a family walk, for a breath of fresh air and the pleasure of the senses!

The medieval garden

of Cardaillac

At the entrance to Cardaillac, this little haven of peace is in itself a concentrate of atypical plants. Between trellises of branches and plessis, we discover medicinal plants and inctorial plants from the Middle Ages, so-called “witches’ plants” to which magical power was attributed! The potager offers a range of plants grown for the preparation of meals in the period: fine vegetables for concocting soups including the authentic haricot de Cardaillac, but also aromatic plants, condiments to accommodate meats. Greenery, water, picnic tables, a petanque court and a furnished play area will delight families and children.

The Garden of the Five Senses

in Capdenac-Le-Haut

At the foot of the keep of Capdenac-Le-Haut, classified as one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, the Jardin des Cinq Sens takes us on a sensory and thematic stroll to discover the plant world and medicinal plants. The plots, with the sweet fragrances of plants and flowers, evoke taste, smell, sight, touch. Within it, like a symphony, the lapping of water from a beautiful wooden fountain lulls one’s hearing with poetry.

In the heart of the village, the Jardin des 1001 Pattes raises our awareness of the environment. We discover in the form of panels the life of insects and their preponderant role in our gardens. In the center of the garden, a gigantic insect hotel awakens the curiosity of children!

The gardens

of the castle of Larnagol

What a pleasure it is to stroll through the incredibly colorful gardens of the Chateau de Larnagol! Here the nature is harmonious with fragrant roses but also a breathtaking panel of flowers, both in the Italian-style garden and the French-style garden. An ornamental garden, a greenhouse and spring-fed ponds make up this green table and offer from one terrace to the next, a perfect beauty. Here time seems to have stopped, we sit peacefully to admire the view, so resourcing, on the Lot valley.



at the Gardens

Every year, at the beginning of June, the Rendez-vous aux Jardins, proposed by the Ministère de la Culture, invite us to discover the richness and variety of the parks and gardens of France and even of Europe. Gardeners, landscapers, owners open the doors of their gardens to us. In 2023, for this 20th edition, the theme is “The music of the garden”. In Figeac, we discover in particular the gardens of the Mill of Laporte.