Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Vezac

4.4
#1 of 54 in Parks in Dordogne
Must see · Park · Garden
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 Ch√Ęteau 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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  • Very nice and pleasant experience. The atmosphere is quiet, seeing people wandering around with different paths available from easy to hard. At the end of the trip, the vantage point is amazing...  more »
  • This place is famous for the box sculpturing, but has a lot more to offer. Plan 1.5-2 hours to try at least two of the paths along the plateau (ca 1 km) to wonderful viewpoints of villages and...  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.

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