Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
On Saturday 4 August, the weather had changed; it was cloudy and there was some light rain from time to time. We decided to go for a short drive to Hautefort:
The main point of interest of Hautefort is its castle. According to Wikipedia,
The Château de Hautefort is a French château and gardens located in the town of Hautefort in the Dordogne. The château was reconstructed in the 17th century, and embellished with a Garden à la française. In 1853, the landscape architect, Count of Choulot, redid the gardens, adding a landscape garden, geometric flower gardens, topiary gardens imitating the domes of the château, and a long tunnel of greenery. Next to the formal gardens is a hill with an Italian garden with winding shaded paths.
We wanted to have a closer look at the castle, but at Saturday afternoon it was impossible to find a place to park the car. I was only able to take a couple of pictures of the castle and the village. This is the most valuable lesson that I have learned during the trip: if you want to visit a place in the Dordogne, be there early in the morning!
Here are the other pictures!