Colombier Castle's Medieval Paradise Garden - Salles La Source (12) - Aveyron - Occitanie - France

Colombier Castle's Medieval Paradise Garden

Salles La Source - Aveyron (12) - Occitanie - France

Colombier castle's medieval Eden is a living illustration of garden history from Charlemagne to the 15th century. Play croquet by a flowering mead of primroses popples and daisies, dreaming of times past and of young maidens and their pages flirting under the folly or dancing around the May tree. Relive the times when ladies and their knights enjoyed moments of serenity and pleasure in this walled garden. Near the bubbling fountain, among the Turks caps and Madona lilies shaded by the grape arbor or under a bower of roses, recline on the grassy perfumed banks or an excedra of sweet wooodruff and thyme. Colombier's garden of Eden will intoxicate your senses with a thousand fragrances, and as many reasons to return.
Charming gothic Rose garden (about 200 species), terraces of ancient garden games : bowls, giant chessboard, hopscotch, checkers, etc.
Rockery of rare rockii and ostii tree peonies.
Especially for children : petting farm and live bestiary with wolves, bears, lions...
In the castle (property of the family of the Counts of La Panouse for 6 centuries).
Label « Remarkable Garden », Disabled access (for deaf and dumb, and mental). Created in : Ouverture public 1999
Surface : 60 hectares

  • Opening 2020 :
    Opened from April 16th to October 31th.
    For further information (Hours and openings), consult the website above.
    Closing of winter from November to March included.
    Opened for groups on reservation from March to October.
  • Visits :
    Unguided visits.
    Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h00 .
    Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
    Reservation groups
  • Charges :
    Adult: 5.00 €
    Child from 3 to 13 years old: 3.00 €.
    Groups: see website above.
  • Services :
    Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Refreshment stall and sweet shop, Fastfood-Restaurant, Drinking water fountain, Children's playground, Pétanque playground, Boule-playground, Sandbox, Pedagogical presentations, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog not admitted, Carpark arranged, Castle visitation, Exhibition visitation.
  • Access :
    15 mins Northwest from Rodez, on D27.
    On Rodez ring road : D988 direction Aurillac, then at Sebazac : D904 direction Villecomtal, between D904 and Marcillac.
    GPS : N 44°29'21” E 2°31'53”
    GPS : N 44°29'15” E 002°31'47.5”
    GPS (Lat x Long) : 44.487500000, 2.529722200