The Municipal Park

This wooded park was established in 1930 by an American couple.  It is a veritable screen of greenery in 2.5 hectares at the foot of the cliffs, in which the caves were formed.

This oasis of green has a succession of terraces overhanging it, which, in earlier times, were used as a vegetable and fruit garden.

The park harbours numerous indigenous plants from the Mediterranean region: cedar, evergreen oak, cypress, fig trees, almond trees, magnolia, olive trees, palms, pine trees, persimmon.  There is also rich vegetation: wisteria, oleanders, a pergola of roses and climbing plants, an 80 year old peony, spirae. . . . You will also find a number of examples of topiary.

You can find the park in the Guide of Parks and Gardens in France, under the Garden portal on www.jardinez.com 

 

The entrance is free

 Open from october 1rst to march 31 from 9:00 am to 05:00 pm and from april 1rst to september 30th from 8:30 am to 08:30 pm

 


 

 There is a children's play area with various structures for different ages. 


The waterfall

 

The waterfall is 35 metres high and it falls down the cliff and continues its course in the canal which runs through the park.

Its source is in Tourtour, the village perched above Villecroze.

The water is particularly rich in calcium, and it is due to this that the cliff face was formed.

When you are visiting the caves, you will enter through the Guet tower at the back of the waterfall and you will be able to admire the view through a curtain of water.