Public parks and gardens

The Grand Périgueux is a nature destination par excellence and the parks and gardens are varied and colorful.

Parcs et jardins publics
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Parc Gamenson : It has the charm of old landscaped gardens. Built in 1912 and 1913 by the architect Paul Cocula, this public park can be conceived as an inspired walk since men of letters are celebrated there. The park of 1,48 ha is composed of enormous blue cedars of Lebanon, plane trees, lime trees, maples, holly and boxwood.

Le Jardin des Vagabondes : this space on the banks of the canal was designed as a laboratory of urban nature. A tool for environmental education according to the principle of the “garden in movement” of Gilles Clément, landscape gardener, it hosts a hundred plant species, 40 species of insects, 37 species of birds and 6 species of mammals.

Le Jardin du Thouin : located under the Saint-Front Cathedral, this garden combines old renovated stones and well thought-out vegetation : ideal to take a break during the tour of the old city.

The garden of the ramparts: this garden is originally an old service station. This elevated space seems to hang on the medieval rampart.

The Garden of the Arena: surrounded by silver lime trees, is composed of boxwood, yew, holly, plane trees, chestnut trees and spruce trees, the garden of 11,000 square meters evokes above all a history, that of the amphitheater of the 1st century. Playgrounds.

Le Jardin de la Source : located in the residential area of Toulon, this garden dedicated to families and children is mainly planted with plants of gustatory and culinary interest. It offers many family play areas (petanque courts, picnic tables, games, etc.) in a green setting.

The Aristide Briand park: it was designed in a French style around a central basin with magnolias that rise along the edge. Sequoia gigantéa, weeping blue cedar, hillyréa latifolia…

François-Mitterand Park: it changes its face every summer on a theme complementary to the contemporary art exhibition presented in the premises of the Departmental Cultural Agency. A section of the old medieval wall is visible among the plantations.

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