Jardin Exotique de la Roque Gageac
An astonishing garden in the heart of the Black Perigord
Welcome to the exotic garden of La Roque Gageac
An exotic garden in Perigord? Well, yes, it's possible. This surprising garden where palm trees, banana trees, bougainvilleas, orange trees, pomegranates, lemon trees and other oleanders flourish thanks to its particular location.
Yes, it is, La Roque GAGEAC is a village nestled between a cliff that acts as a natural solarium and the river Dordogne, all facing south-west. These 3 ingredients together give the village a microclimate where a particular softness reigns: at night the rocks of the cliff give back the heat stored during the day, the well draining ground avoids excess humidity and the river below regulates the hygrometry.
Just outside the village, a passionate Gérard Dorin, who died in 2014, made the crazy bet to set up this exotic garden.
The garden is open to visitors free of charge all year round.You will walk along a path crossing the different species, you will meet a charming little chapel and will end up with a magnificent panorama of the Dordogne river and the village.
Self-guided or guided tour by appointment (contact us)
Dates and Times
The exotic garden of La Roque Gageac is open all year round.