Visit Les Jardins de la Chartreuse de Conty
The gardens of the Chartreuse de Conty are near to Belves in the Dordogne department of south-west France. The gardens are listed as one of the "Remarkable gardens" of France.
Explore the gardens of the Chartreuse de Conty
Sadly these gardens are no longer open to the public
These gardens were created in the 1930s and were inspired by the gardens of Tuscany. There are fabulous views over the surrounding countryside and the bastide of Belves.
The lovely building dates back to the 18th century and was originally surrounded by vines. When these were decimated by the 19th century phylloxera infestation the gardens were developed with a Tuscan feel aided by the gently rolling scenery surrounding the Chartreuse.
There is a main path deliniated with cypresses, Indian lilacs, agapanthus and large pots filled with geraniums. At the end of the path is a vista taking in the scenery below.
There is also a rock garden and a medieval vegetable garden.
The garden is not huge but coupled with the beautiful chartreuse building and the wonderful views it is worth a visit if you are in the area. Make sure it is a nice day so that you can really see the surrounding countryside.
Chartreuse de Conty Garden Guide:
The garden is open from 1 July to 30 July and 1 September to 15 September 10h00 - 13h00 and 15h00 - 18h00 but closed on Saturdays and closed in August. A visit costs 6 euros.
The garden is situated near Belves in the Dordogne region.
Jardins de la Chartreuse de Conty, 24170 Saint Germain de Belves
tel: 05 53 30 20 40
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