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. Arrange to visit Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and other attractions in Vezac using our Vezac itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It's a very beautiful gardens made up mainly of boxwood with sizes into a ball looks like pillows is soft. They are trimmed twice a year. The walk is nice to shadow his ride to reach the belvedere which has a view on all the Valley of the Dordogne return made it in the shade in the wood and for the less adventurous there is an electric shuttle. Young children are not forgotten with activities all along the way.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Yes, suspended on the Dordogne flows placid under these manicured gardens. Two hours passed pleasantly walking down the walkways admiring landscapes and plants. Wonderful maze of bossi that makes it truly unique these gardens.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It's not easy to sell a garden visit to 2 children 4 to 8 years and finally very well because several children activities summer. Arriving early (10: 00), we were able to do little tinkering, via Ferrara, and play areas so that the threads in the trees, in short, what do enjoy this long walk in the gardens with a beautiful panorama from the Belvedere. Not to be missed.
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  • August 4, 2017
    We visited the gardens on a Thursday evening when they open again at 7pm until midnight for a candlelit 'experience'. The evening was utterly fantastic.....the lights, music, atmosphere, views and gardens are absolutely stunning. Yes it was busy ( we queued to get in), yes it can get a bit noisy with the live bands ( who are themselves fantastic), yes it is a little bit more expensive..... but it was a brilliant evening that is an absolute must if you are in the area.
  • August 3, 2017
    Enjoyed the gardens and the atmosphere. When the rain stopped took many beautiful photos. One request though, when it is raining heavily please do not keep groups of 50 people standing getting thoroughly soaked in the rain while you are speaking for 10-15 minutes. It is respectful to allow your audience to have cover over them till the rain clears.
  • August 22, 2017
    Beautiful place to explore. Bigger than you expect as to walk around the whole thing takes about 2-3 hours. Great value for money with breathtaking views.
  • August 25, 2017
    Beautiful place! Full of history and nice walks. My recommendation is to wear comfortable clothes since there are some parts where you can walk through a giant spider web.
  • August 20, 2017
    Beautiful gardens and an amazing outlook from the viewpoint at the Belvedere - though some of the inclines are quite steep especially for older people and wheelchairs could be quite a problem in places die to the steep slopes. Well worth the effort of the walk though. About the only criticism were the toilets - though clean and modern at the house they are not really big enough and the ones near the refreshments kiosk about halfway round the walk smelled rather badly. But don't be put off - we did after all go on a very busy day!

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