Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Vezac

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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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  • Nice! Nice walk, the gardens are extensive... I don't not found them so special probably because we are in March, so trees are not yet in leaves. I still had a great time, the dinosaur skeleton is great to look at, there are a lot of games for children, and several other activities proposed all along. We stayed only 2 h (because closing was there) but you could stay there much more...
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  • I returned to this place after several years, in a beautiful afternoon in mid-October. Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful itineraries, gorgeous views over the Dordogne. The Park has been expanded over the years, and now there is a nice playground. Definitely, maybe in the summer to enjoy the garden in the "Soirées aux chandelles"!!
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  • Very nice place and nice view over the dordogne, activities for children, provide at least 1 h 30 to 2 h of walk, super well maintained. I do not put 5 because the castle was not too convinced us. Everything is well explained throughout the ride, plants etc...
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  • 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.
  • This garden is a lovely place. If you want to spend a nice time walk along the Dordogne at the top of the hills, this place is for you. You can easily spend 2/3 hours just by walking, admiring the landscape and relaxing or having fun in the inside accommodations. The historical house at the entry is really beautiful.
  • Perfect place to let your imagination run wild(and your children if you are travelling with them). It takes at least an hour to walk through this magical garden. The garden is filled with amazing spots and there are different atmosphere in every little spot. You'll find fairy dust from your shoes after the visit...

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