Situated between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac and not far from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, the beautiful Les Jardins de Sardy is peaceful and romantic and well worth a visit.

The garden is built on an old fortress that dates back to the Middle Ages. It was redesigned in the 17th and 18th centuries, its inspiration taken from English and Florentine gardens. Les Jardins de Sardy is not very big but, having said that, there are lots of interesting plants and trees to see and an attractive pond. If you are lucky, the fountain will come on while you are there.

Visitors can walk around the garden freely and take as long as they like. Guided visits are available at certain times and must be pre-booked. There is also a small café and shop where you can buy the red wine made on site.

While in this corner of the Dordogne, there are other interesting places to visit such as the Villa Gallo-Romaine de Montcaret, the Château and Tour de Montaigne, the bastide town of Villefranche-de-Lonchat, Saint-Emilion and Sainte-Foy-la-Grande.

Open every day from May to September

Plenty of free parking

Route de Sardy, 24230 Vélines

Tel: 05 53 27 51 45

www.jardinsdesardy.com

www.villa-montcaret.fr

www.chateau-montaigne.com

www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com