Only 8kms from Sarlat and 60km from our rental, you'll find this 8th wonder of the world where the whole family can enjoy a day out.
Up till 1999, this amazing water garden, the "Jardins d'Eau" in Carsac Aillac (24200) used to be a field. While digging up to set up the garden, the private owner stumbled accross a gallo roman aquaduct that brought in the water from a nearby source. He decided to restore it and now visitors can walk this 3 hectares park and admire 30 breeds of lotus and 55 type of nympheas with the sound of the water flowing in the background. The latest addition is the aquatic maze where you'll enjoy the beautiful plants trying to make their way up while you'll be trying to find your way out!
We spent a fantastic afternoon here and went home all relaxed and zen. This place is a true gem, away from the over- crowded touristic places and off the beaten track. A slice of paradise!
Special note for family with kiddies: each child receives a container with food to feed the koi fish and the under 10s, get in for free.
The place is full packed with little details that make the visit more enjoyable like the japonese paper umbrella you can borrow on a hot day, moustique sprays for the night visits…numerous benches to have a rest in the shade… and a lovely sitting area overlooking the ponds where you can get some refreshments.
Address: LES JARDINS D'EAU
24200 Carsac – Aillac
GPS : N 44°49'37 – E 1°1627 (DMS)
Not for pram or wheelchair
More than 200 plants with sign-posting
Opening hours: (from may till sept)
1st may till 31st of sept septembre: 10am till 7pm
1st june till 31 august from 9.30am till 8pm
1st of september au 30th of september de 10am till 7pm
Night visit: from 6th of july till the 24th of august, every wed evening from 9pm till minight (adults: 8€, 10-16y: 4,50€)
Adults: 7€, between 10 à 16y: 3,50€, under 10y: free entrance
For more info: http://www.jardinsdeau.com
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