It's summer, you're on vacation with your family and today you want a day where we take our time, where we stroll, where we marvel, where we are surprised. A day where we leave room for reverie and poetry. A day that is full of moments that we share together.

I have exactly what you need ... Follow the guide! Direction the small village of Lieurac and its Extraordinary Garden.

Choose the right path

We often hear that it is not the destination that counts but the journey… So to start this day off right, I suggest you go to Lieurac by the departmental road 1, starting from Foix. You know, this is the kind of road that the GPS indicates when you ask it "shortest route" even if that means finding yourself on small country roads!

So why choose this route?

  • Because we cross bucolic and peaceful landscapes, without the shadow of an advertising billboard
  • Because you can still come across old Michelin markers that indicate the distances between the villages
  • Because you can take the opportunity to stop at the famous Roquefort-les-Cascades waterfalls
  • Because there are "only the roads that are beautiful and no matter where they lead us"

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Extraordinary garden in Lieurac

take in the eyes of the Extraordinary Garden

Located in Lieurac, the Extraordinary Garden is an atypical place, an artistic and botanical stroll where nature is highlighted on the principle of Land Art. For me, it is quite simply a real crush, where I like to come back every year and bring all the friends passing through the region!

The route begins with theFlowery Escape, in the midst of cosmos and giant sunflowers. We stroll under bamboo pergolas where weird cucurbits climb, of all shapes and colors.

The bed of the river is for me the most inspiring part of the walk where the compositions of stones and flowers amaze young and old, with their creativity and their beauty.

We then go back by the Garden of the Climbers, we cross the Flower garden to enter the Côtes et Bois section among the artistic installations perfectly integrated in the heart of nature.

In short, a poetic and touching place, which is renewed every year for our greatest pleasure!

Good to know

👉 Opening of the Permanent Garden from mid-July to the end of August + opening of the Ephemeral Garden from mid-August + an annual event at the end of August (aperitif-concert, shows, etc.)
👉 Accessible to strollers on most of the route
👉 Walk of 1h30 minimum
👉 Forbidden to doggies
👉 Free entry and possibility of supporting this project by having a drink at the snack bar or by going to the shop!


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julie

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julie

100% Ariègeoise, I know the destination (almost) like the back of my hand! Walks, guided tours, castles, picturesque villages, festivals ... I have traveled the roads of Ariège for years, looking for new things! I love living intense moments with my friends and my little family, which will leave me lasting memories!

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