Tag Archives: Gardens

The Château and Gardens of Villandry, Loire Valley

A perfectly restful nights sleep and waking to a cold and misty morning. The run of perfect weather since November now looks to have come to an end, and signals the fact I can’t be too far from home. A cold and misty morning in early March is not necessarily the best time to go visiting Château and gardens, but… Read more »

The Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac, Dordogne Valley

Next stop, and a recommendation via the comments from one of my readers to visit one or both of the Gouffre de Padirac or the Gardens of Marqueyssac. The Gouffre is a cave, or rather a hole in the ground 35m across, into which you descend 75m, contains a partially navigable subterranean river which you can explore. Alas, at this… Read more »