Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Vezac

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#1 of 46 in Parks in Dordogne
Considered a Notable Garden of France by the French Ministry of Culture, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac has 150,000 boxwood trees carved in groups of rounded shapes, such as flocks of sheep. Stroll through the romantic 19th-century garden along 5 km (3 mi) of walks, and view rustic structures, water descending from the belvedere and ending in a cascade, and much more. The garden is part of the 17th-century Château de Marqueyssac, built on cliffs overlooking the Dordogne Valley and continually updated until the second half of the 20th century when it was rarely occupied. Beginning in 1996, owner Kleber Rossillon restored the gardens and opened them to the public. Plan to visit Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vezac attractions using our Vezac trip planner .
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  • Site pleasant, subtle mix of unspoilt nature and "structured" garden... Spectacular and sometimes romantic setting (cabins and Bowers), places lidiques (we had a blast with the journey with the files in the trees)... But it was in October, except school holidays!
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  • The gardens are spread on a rocky spur with a great view. At the same time very worked at the entrance he become more wild you move away from the entrance. The view is masterful. Not to be missed
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  • The gardens of Marqueyssac are enormous and worth several hours of walking around. These are mostly green boxwood gardens that are very well maintained. The Belvedere overlooking the Dordogne valley p...  more »
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  • Lots of work has gone into this garden which is mostly topiary. But it has lovely views as well as show off lyre birds and a really good cafe. Also includes the complete skeleton of a dinosaur! Well worth a visit
  • Excellent place to visit for all ages. Took my 18 month old and he had a blast! There are tons of mazes to explore, animals to see including some very impressive peacocks, a few play areas on site suitable for kids and adults alike and of course stunning panoramic views, most of which have easy access routes to get to as an option if you don't want to scramble over rocks and roots. There is a cafe on site that has an excellent menu and great staff that are very accommodating.
  • Beautiful, beautiful gardens. Please note these are not 'English' type gardens with lots of flowers. The planting is mainly structural hedging and box, but very nice. Takes AGES to go round, and some parts of the garden are steep and have access issues for the elderly or infirm. There is also a kids outdoor pay area (like an adventure playground), but little else specifically for kids. Beautiful restaurant at the end of the visit (wish I had known beforehand).
  • I came here during the low season in mid December. There r literally just me and my friend in the garden, which was awesome. This garden is full of mysterious walking path and wonder for you to find. Hint: keep going to the end and you will see spooky faces on the ground and dinosaur stature. Suggest come in early and enjoy the time here.
  • Such a lovely day out, some of the best kept gardens I have seen and plenty of amazing views!! Would highly recommend a family visit!!
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