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- Visited with friends, we all live locally but had never been to Terrasson. We phoned 2 days ahead as requested to book the tour in English. On arrival a staff member said it would go ahead in English and we paid for the tour but as some otherFrench visitors arrived we were informed it would only be given in French. This was disappointing. We were given some written information in english and some of the exhibits have explanations in english as well. Luckily the young lady who showed us around did give us an explanation in English after she had finished the tour in french. This was more interesting and we were pleased. At the end of the tour we were given a small bag of samples and explanation as to how best to enjoy them. The shop is well stocked with a few more samples available. On reflection I wouldn't recommend the tour but the shop is worth a visit.Written September 13, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Worth visiting but perseverance is required to reach the top. Due to geography the gardens are sited on a steep sided hill. You have to walk up some steep slopes and steps to reach the top. Do persevere as it’s worth it. The site by its nature is hard for disabled people or people with serious health issues to access and may also be difficult for families with young children especially those in buggies or prams. There is a decent sized car park at the site but we couldn’t' find it so parked in the town. So use a good navigation app to find it.Written August 15, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This old bridge, extremely well restaured and maintained ( warm congratulations to the city again), is a must see in this small city. The view is awesome both on the river and on the old city on the hill / cliff. It is an opportunity for beautiful photos.
It is amazing this bridge resisted the centuries.
Highly recommendedWritten October 21, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The church / cathedral deserves the visit after a nice climb in the old town. The church is very well restauréd and the lighting inside the church is excellent. Congratulation the the city and the architect for their work.
But the view from the church is also beautiful. You can see the whole city and the Vezere valley. We had haze the morning we visited and it was fantastic / magic.
Highly recommended.Written October 21, 2019
- There are actually two tourist offices in Terrasson. One in the new part of town, down by the Vézère river, here you can buy tickets for the boat trip on the ‘Terra Sunt’ (in the corner made by the Rue Paul Verlaine and the Quai du 14 Juillet). The second one is in the old town and sells tickets to the Jardins de l’Imaginaire’ (Place de Genouillac).
Both are good places to pick-up some information on attractions in and around town. Apart from a place-mat size map, there is a booklet to help you discover the town and its fountains. There is also a leaflet on the craftsmen with a map pointing you to a dozen or so workshops. Strangely enough there is no leaflet on the historical circuit which starts in front of the ‘vitrine de Perigord’ next to the new town tourist office, the old town version is located in the Château Jeanne d’Arc (on the historical circuit).
Service is helpful and friendly in both.Written September 6, 2016
- Real country market, local produce, good atmosphere. Wish we came in a car to take home some nice food we found there!Written May 6, 2017
- A visit to the (work)shop of glass worker/blower Thibault Lafleuriel will allow you to see him at work at his home-build kiln. Proud and enthusiastic he is able to explain the ins and outs in English!
His workshop displays some of his masterpieces and he likes to talk you through the sources for his inspiration. There are ready made pieces for sale, but Thibault will produce and personalise objects on request.
There also is the possibility to join 'initiation' workshops that allow the public (‘age 7 till 77’) to participate in the creative process and even produce your own glass objects on appointment.Written September 2, 2016
- Julie’s encounter with pottery 10 years ago changed her life. She discovered her own hands & heart have a natural bonding with clay. Julie makes her own glaze and creates many lovely & minimalist housewares.
She was the first artisan to arrive under the old town initiative and her atelier/shop is set a bit apart from the others but is easy to find as you walk from the old bridge towards the old town with the wooden stairway through the gardens up the falaise on the left end the Rue Margontier to the left.
Her mastery of the potters wheel produce practical yet tasteful works. Her mastery of the English language allows for explanation and participation in her introduction (and advanced) workshops on request (though you should allow a few days for the firing). One request, if the process might conjures-up associations with the movie “Ghost’, bring your own partner, she turns down all requests for participation in re-enactments. ‘I can often see it in the twinkle in their eyes, but please no...’Written July 8, 2018
- Chocolats Queyroi really know their business. Chocolates with a capital C - all these different flavours. Our favorites are flowers and fruits, although mine in particular would be CaraCrac.
Best is to go taste and make up your own mind. You will be treated like a king and queen and won't be dissapointed.
Once you have tasted Chocolats Queyroi's chocolate delights, you will want to come back whenever you are in reasonable distance, say 1 hr drive ?
What are you waiting for ?Written September 22, 2016
- We took four one-person kayaks from Terrasson to Condat. This was billed as a three-hour trip, but the man working there asked if we were stopping somewhere for lunch. With this stop, it took us nearly four hours. We had his phone number for him to come and pick us up when we arrived. It turned out that we didn't need it, as the only other people we saw (a family in a canoe) passed us as we were eating, and had already called for the transport when we got to our destination.
Mostly the river is very wide and very lazy, making kayaking a leisurely way to get about There are some brief shallower and faster parts, but most are easy to navigate. However, on one section very near the end, two of us were pushed towards a tree stump in the water by the current. One of us hit it but stayed upright, but the other hit it and over-turned. The current was strong there and it took quite a while to get him back in his kayak. There are some hefty rocks in the water, so grazing and cuts are almost unavoidable if you go in in a fast section. Luckily we didn't have much further to go, so it didn't mar an otherwise enjoyable trip.
We couldn't believe we had the river to ourselves for most of the time. This waterway is heavily under-used compared to other parts of the Dordogne/Vezere region.Written August 23, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Terrasson-Lavilledieu
- The most popular things to do in Terrasson-Lavilledieu with kids according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Eglise Abbatiale Saint Sour
- Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire
- Musée du Chocolat Bovetti
- Vieux Pont Bridge
- La Verrerie de Terrasson
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