The Panoramic gardens of Limeuil
The Panoramic Gardens take you into a world of themed spaces and woodland trails, where you will learn about the local countryside thanks to a number of working craftspeople. Discover the Garden of Colours, The Sorcerers' Garden, the old-fashioned garden, and the water garden, reflecting some of the hidden secrets of our rivers...
All through the summer young and old can take part in traditional craft workshops - basket-making, weaving, fabric dyeing using plant dyes, felting...........and learn about the traditional skills and knowledge which made our villages what they are.
April, May, September and October : open every day except Saturday, from 10 a.m. -12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
June : open every day execpt Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. -12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
July and August : open every day from 10 a.m - 8 p.m. Craft Workshops: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
For group bookings contact 'Au Fil du Temps' on 05.53.57.52.64
Over the centuries, the strategic position of this site has played an important role in Limeuil's history, from the dawn of Man through to medieval times and beyond.
n 1902, Fernand Jean Linares, born in Limeuil in 1850 and later to become doctor to the Sultan of Morocco, returned to his place of birth and bought what remained of the chateau. Nostalgic for his days under the hot sun, he transformed the building into his personal dream, inspired by the architecture of north Africa.
After his death in 1938, the house and gardens fell into neglect, until 2004 when the association 'Au Fil du Temps', established to help protect sites of cultural interest, took over the refurbishment of the gardens. They began the work of creating the park and arboretum, with visitor attractions, that you can enjoy today.