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Heritage Days at the Jardins de Sardy


Jardins de Sardy
Route de Sardy

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It is with the exhibition of paintings by pastellist Peter Thomas that the 2019 season ends in Sardy's gardens, on the occasion of the Heritage Days and until October, 6th.

Pastellist Master in France since 2001, Peter is one of those English Francophiles who have been living in the Dordogne for many years. He draws his inspiration from the picturesque landscapes of the Southwestern countryside and from his travels mainly to Spain, Italy and England.

The exhibition offers a selection of his favourite themes: undergrowth views where the light contrasts with the shade and wildflower beds, haystacks with shadows spread in the fields at dusk, Tuscan hills like a window on the Florentine countryside and also several views of Jardins de Sardy, of which Peter is a regular. Water and its reflections are also present in his work: from the Dordogne to the basins and lakes and the seashores where waves burst and foam.

On the occasion of the Heritage Days, the pastel artist will demonstrate the creation of a pastel in the gardens on Saturday 21th and Sunday 22nd September at 3:00pm. In the form of a painting lesson, he will explain the difficulties and advantages of painting outdoors and start a pastel. This will be an opportunity for participants to see how to compose and then set up the masses and blocks to arrive at the first tones. Depending on the enthusiasm of the participants, Peter will be able to continue the project to a fairly advanced stage. Then, he will present the thirty or so works that make up the exhibition and the participants will be able to exchange with him and ask him their questions over a cup of tea and a piece of cake.


Practical information:


  • Price for heritage days. Admission: €5 instead of €7; free for children and students.
  • Guided tours (about 1 hour): Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September at 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Pastel exhibition by Peter Thomas: from Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October included
  • Outdoor Pastel lesson and demonstration with Peter Thomas + visit of the exhibition with the artist's comments followed by a question session around a cup of tea and a piece of cake: 20€.
    Plan around 1h30 to 2h. Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September at 3:00pm (reservation by phone required).=
  • Sardy's gardens are open until October 6th 2019, every day from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Then they will be open only on reservation until May 1st, 2020.

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