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The Gardens

The three plots of land situated next to the south bank of the lake are called “the Park” and are probably the ancient plots of the gardens.  The great dovecot of the Park, destroyed in 1789, is found, according to a lease dating from the middle of the 18th century, on one of these plots of land.  The work in progress is the restoration of these gardens surrounded by deep ditches.

Behind these garden plots is located the marshlands and at the bottom, the soil of Ollonde castle (covered by trees).

These 16 hectares of marsh make up a part of the farm of the Park and are used to raise cattle and horses.  There remain 40 hectares of prairies and cultivated land and 85 hectares of dunes.  You can discover all about these activities by visiting the Park farm (guided tour on Wednesdays).