Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire

Limoges
Limousin
Great Outdoors

Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire will fascinate those with an interest in gardens. 16k west of Brive, overlooking the Vézère valley and covering over 6 hectares, these unique gardens, opened in 1996, have walkways taking you past thousands of fragrant rose trees, irises, plants, vegetation and contemporary water gardens.

Places to visit nearby

Sarlat in Aquitaine is a pretty medieval market town surrounded by lush forests and countryside that is famous for its culinary delights of foie gras and truffles.

Rocamadour in the Midi-Pyrénées is a dramatic village built on a cliff face, famed through the centuries as a place of pilgrimage and for its Rocamadour goats cheese.

Cahors in the Midi-Pyrénées is the home of black wine from the malbec grape and is uniquely built on a twist in the River Lot.

Nearby attractions

The fantastic cave complex, the Grottes des Lascaux II, is famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. Inside, it contains some of the world's best-known Upper Paleolithic art with the paintings estimated to be around 17,300...

Hautefort (25k north of Montignac) is claimed to be the most beautiful château in Périgord, perched on a rocky spur. New rooms have been opened to the public since 2005 and a visit to the castle's famous formal French gardens...

The remarkable valley of the Château de Commarque can trace a long history back to prehistoric times with sculptures and caves forming an unusual backdrop to the medieval château.