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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Vezac

4.4
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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. Arrange to visit Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and other attractions in Vezac using our Vezac itinerary builder.
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4.5
  • Spectacular views across the Dordogne River and the box hedges are quite stunning. However, there's not much else that is stunning to look at but the walk around the gardens is pleasant. Ice cream sun...  more »
  • Some physical uphill walking is required. The views over the valley are almost as good as the intricate landscaping shapes and design of the shrubs.  more »
  • A very nicely done attraction offering great value (only 9 Euros when we visited). Nice walks through the forest, spectacular views of the Dordogne and various villages, lovely topiary and even a few ...  more »
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  • Nice gardens. Beautiful for taking walks. Can be a bit crowded on Sundays, but Sundays include the via ferrata with the admission (not for the faint of heart).
  • So this is a lovely garden up in the dordogne mountainside. But offers so much more in the summer. You can do abseiling accross the cliffs! I did not do this I dressed nicely expecting beautifully manicured gardens only to see that this is a small aspect of this natural trail. Good fun for all the familly.
  • It really is a super part of the Dordogne. The topiary of the trees, fabulous views down to and across the river and the castle of course. Used to belong to Britain ( not any more)
  • The gardens were well maintained and big and diverse enough to have a great, long visit, but it was too touristy and not authentic enough.
  • Stunning views. Especially nice ice cream in the cafe too!

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