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Visit Les Jardins Tranquille
Les Jardins Tranquille are lovely gardens in the north of the Dordogne department near to Brantome. Formerly called the Jardins d'au Delà the gardens have changed hands but remain well worth a visit.
Exploring the Jardins Tranquille
On the banks of the Dromme river on the edge of the beautiful town of Brantome this lovely garden offers just what it says it does - tranquility!
The garden covers 9 acres in all and wandering round there are large English-style borders, shady wooded areas and a lovely stretch along the edge of the River Dromme.
Planting has been planned to provide interest throughout the seasons and during our summer visit rudbekias, sedums and phloxes were providing summer colour whilst hostas, euphorbias and a wide range of trees and shrubs provided a verdant backdrop.
In one part of the garden a gazebo is adding colour with a beautiful orange campsis growing over it.
A formal pond and a natural pond add to the interest in the garden as does a topiary chess game.
For a quiet break from the bustle of Brantome it is well worth a visit to these lovely gardens.
Visiting the Jardins Tranquille
The garden is open from the 1st of May to the 1st October on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays from 12.00 to 19.00.
Picnic tables are available in the garden if you wish to bring a picnic.
Adults 7 euros, children to age 16 and students 5 euros.
Address: Les Jardins Tranquille, Chambon, 24310 Brantome.
Places to visit nearby
As well as the Jardins Tranquille there is also a charming Botanic Garden in Brantome - le Jardin Botanique d'Alije which is open weekdays during July and August. This garden was developed to help unemployed people to find work. There are plenty of interesting things to see including their insect hotel.
Another charming cottage-style garden is the garden 'Calebasse et Compagnie' which is also in Brantome. With flowers, ponds, tunnels of gourds, sculptures and decorative grasses there is plenty to see.
As well as gardens the town of Brantome is magnificent and a lovely place to spend a day or two. Its beautiful setting in a bend of the river Dronne and with a Benedictine abbey right on the water's edge makes Brantome one of the highlights of the Dordogne area.
Also in the neighbourhood is the beautiful village of Saint-Jean-de-Cole, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France, and the small town of Bourdeilles with its chateau - the Chateau de Bourdeilles which is open to visits.
You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.