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Matthieu Ricard’s photo exhibition: wonder

From the roof of the world (Tibet, Iceland, Patagonia, Yulon …) to the Valley of Man. Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk and photographer by passion, invites you to reflect on the beauty of the world through his sumptuous images.

A unique photo exhibition, presented for the first time at La Roque Saint-Christophe, and on view all summer long at the Donjon, Manoir et Jardin de la Salle. No extra charge.

  • June 1 to September 30, 2024

The night show at the Donjon, Manoir et Jardin de la Salle, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

Each Wednesday evenings in summerfrom 21h15 … Imagine the dungeon in the nightfall … Le Manoir, immersed in the softness of the subdued evening light … The garden resting after a hot day, the flowers calming, the shade of the trees mingling with the darkness of the sky … Read our article to find out more about the night show.

Dive with us into a world of dreamlike characters! A guide awaits you, to accompany you on a journey to meet half-human, half-animal creatures… A poetic stroll lasting around 1 hour that’s sure to please the whole family.

You can then take a stroll to visit the Donjon, Manoir and Jardin de la Salle by night. We strongly advise you to book online! Picnic on site from 7.30pm.

  • Every Wednesday from July 17 to August 27, at dusk (9:15pm)

Workshop to discover medicinal and culinary plants from a medieval garden

During the summer holidays, Catherine Heine, a graduate of the École Lyonnaise des Plantes Médicinales, offers an exciting workshop on discovering wild, cultivated, medicinal and aromatic plants. For family use, it’s an ancestral medicinal tradition whose rudiments she’ll introduce you to. The gardens of the Middle Ages were full of common plants with beneficial properties for health and the pleasures of the palate! No extra cost

Rediscover aromatic plants, “simples“, plants used for their medicinal virtues since medieval times and even before! A workshop for all the family, at 10.30am and lasting 2 hours. Read our article to find out more about the herbalist workshops.

  • May 9 and 10 for Ascension Day
  • May 19 and 20 for Pentecost
  • July 9, 16, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27

Halloween activities in Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, at the Donjon, Manoir and Jardin de la Salle

It’s Halloween ! Le Donjon, Manoir et Jardin de la Salle is transformed into a place of horror for the occasion! Pumpkins, spider webs, skulls, insects and bats are everywhere on site… To the delight of children , who plunge into the curious world of death.

Come and take a free tour of the site, decorated for the occasion, and discover the Donjon and the pretty Manoir with its motley collection of objects, the herbalist’s shop and the attic with its fantastic animals…

  • October 30 and 31, 2024

Artistic exhibition at the Manor : a real success !

The Arts et Voyages association offered us an exhibition-sale on the theme “Animal Beauties” at the Donjon, Manoir & Jardin de la Salle from May 4 to 19, 2024. This magnificent exhibition was held on 3 floors of the manor, at middle of the objects and furniture of the place. We are delighted to have received them and the visitors were curious and interested in discovering these artists. No extra charge

The Journey of the Galactic Magician: he will be back !

Last Easter, we met Sana, the young magician from a planet in a galaxy far, far away, who came to Earth on a galactic journey of initiation, accompanied by Leonos, his unusual dragon! Read our article on the Easter show.

Rémy Marvely, magician, mentalist and humorist, is doing a unique show with fantastic characters and captivating stories. His magnificent costume left us speechless!

On Sunday, March 31, there was a superb prize to be won: a giant chocolate dragon to celebrate Easter Sunday (in partnership with the Bovetti artisan chocolate factory)!

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