Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Vezac

4.4
#1 of 53 in Parks in Dordogne
Park Garden Must See
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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  • It was busy when we visited but not crowded. The gardens are beautifully situated and maintained. The views are panoramic. We finished with lunch in the Salon de Thé where we both had salads which...  more »
  • This place is one of our highlight during our visit in the area. In Google Maps, this place is very easy to be found. I will suggest to spend at least half day only for this place to explore all...  more »
  • Such a beautiful place located high above the Dordogne with wonderful views across the valley and land and even towards La roque-gageac. The grounds really are stunningly beautiful with a very flat.....  more »
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  • Beautiful garden on top of a small mountain next to a cattle. We were just lucky also to watch hot air balloons flying by. It was just magnificent to witness the contrast with XII cattle and 21st century technology meeting that day.
  • really good, need to keep kids close around cliff areas(although well fenced)! but they love hedged tunnels and exhibits. restaurant a bit of a wait for food but was nice.
  • A beautiful and magical garden!!! A muse see if you have a couple of hours. The garden is very well maintained with various viewpoints that allow you to take gorgeous photos. The walk to the top takes about 25 min but it's worth it and it's like taking a stroll through the park. We also saw some peacock s while we were there...a bonus :) Great for couples and family!
  • Wonderful gardens to walk around for what seem like miles with children’s play area and a tea room with ice creams. Highly recommended for a day out.
  • Pretty gardens and a good place to visit if you have time. However I would not go out of my way to visit here, and if you are short on time you can skip this place. It is pretty but no flowers, only hedges. Also you cannot picnic in the park or sit on the grass like what we wanted to do, it is just a walking trail. There are some benches on the trail but not always away from the sun

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