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Located in Saint Rome, just outside Carsac, in the direction of Gourdon (it’s well signposted) are the pretty Water Gardens.

The gardens slope down towards the Dordogne and we visited on a very hot day, fortunately the gardens are quite compact so not too much walking down and up hill was involved in the heat!

The gardens consist of many beautifully linked pools and ponds, some artificially created but all containing some amazing specimens of flora and fauna. The colours on show were breathtaking, and photographs do not do them justice!

Dogs are admitted on leads, and the whippets were particularly interested in the frogs and tadpoles that were abundant in the water!

There is a small gift shop where thankfully cold drinks were available. A short walk outside you can access the Dordogne itself so the hounds were able to have a dip and cool off too! The gardens didn’t take a great amount of time to visit so can be paired with an excursion elsewhere.

More details can be found on the Jardins d’Eau website.