La Source Parfumee is a hidden gem.
Stretched out along the edge of a cliff high above the Gorges du Loup and just down the road from the village of Gourdon, it is a quiet, quirky place. A lush garden seemingly untended and running wild. Thyme, jasmine, lavender, orange trees, genista, and alpine flowers dot the hillside.
No one was there when I visited.
Take a chunk of cheese, a baguette, a bottle of wine, and stay a while…
La Source Parfumee provides the flowers, flavors , and scents for many of the soaps, lotions, and perfumes sold in Gourdon. From Gourdon take a right on the D3 heading east. The garden is a few minutes drive down the road on the right. There is a sign on the left hand side and a small gravel patch for parking. Entrance is free.
Thanks! This is the first page I found (including French ones) where actually there is some indication how to get to this garden. Can you show it on GoogleMaps? Hard to find any road to the left on D3 heading east… Thanks!
For those who wants to visit this garden based on this post, here is the exact location:
Hi and thanks for your comment and location link! I should probably start linking everything on Google Maps so many thanks for this!