An unusual journey through the universal art of the garden, Terrasson Lavilledieu on the road to Sarlat

An unusual journey through the universal art of the garden, Terrasson Lavilledieu on the road to Sarlat

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River boat tour along the Vézère
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A discovery circuit aboard the ‘Terra Sunt’: 40 minutes of relaxation among nature and history.


Terrasson is the largest town in the Dordogne crossed through by the Vézère. From 1 May to 30 September, embark aboard the 'Terra Sunt', a covered boat seating 30 passengers.

The comments of your guide are alternated with moments of pure contemplation to help you travel through time with the flow of the water. You'll hear the history of cargo barge mariners and of the Vézère river.
Aboard the 'Terra Sunt', a boat named for the monk Sorus, you will discover that the economic prosperity of the Périgord revolved around the river. The Terrasson area was an abundant source of table wine before grape phylloxera struck the region. The last cargo barge disappeared from Terrasson in 1937, faced with the ruthless competition of the railroad.

Your discovery circuit will also provide you with another point of view of the historic district and the natural heritage of the Vézère river.
Afterwards, you will want to discover the ramparts, streets and lanes, as well as Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire..


1 May to 29 September 2013


Opening dates and hours



7 days a week (except Saturdays)

11am to 5:30pm



May, June and September

Weekends and holidays


12:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm
(4:30pm in September)


Departures subject to boating conditions


Groups: every day by reservation from 1 May to 29 September







€ 4

Youth (5 to 16 years of age)


€ 2,5

Children under 5 accompanied by an adult


Free of charge


for a minimum of 20 people

€ 3

Youth (5 to 16 years of age)


€ 2

Children under 5 accompanied by an adult


€ 2


Enjoy a reduced rate at Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire (€ 6.00 instead of € 7.50) when you present your Individual Adult ticket.


Special Adult Groups: Request our all-in-one package 'Relax and go with the flow'

For a minimum of 20 people. € 38 / person. Only by reservation


Guided visit of Les Jardins de l’Imaginaire
Périgord-style lunch.  Discovery circuit aboard the 'Terra Sunt'. The historic district and its cluzeaux.

Embarking takes place on the Brasset pontoon,
 between the Libération car park and the Tourist Board.
SAT NAV:  Lat: 1.3037494  Long: 45.1289758

Ticket sales at the Tourist Board (20 m / 65 ft from the jetty).
When the Tourist Board is closed, tickets are on sale with the boat captain.
Payments accepted in cash or by cheque.
Tickets are non-refundable.


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