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 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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  • Stunning garden in a spectacular setting. Absolutely magical. Also a decent terrace restaurant for lunch. Wonderful views. Excellent car parking. We loved it! 
    Stunning garden in a spectacular setting. Absolutely magical. Also a decent terrace restaurant for lunch. Wonderful views. Excellent car parking. We loved it!  more »
  • Simply fantastic. Stunning views, wonderful fauna, lunch with best view in the region. plenty for kids to do too. A must visit. 
    Simply fantastic. Stunning views, wonderful fauna, lunch with best view in the region. plenty for kids to do too. A must visit.  more »
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  • I went on Thursday the 11th of August and on Thursday nights in August they have candlelit gardens and live music spotted around the grounds. As you walk, and climb along netting (optional), the place will start to light up and liven with music - around 9pm. There are multiple viewing platforms to take pictures and take in the immense valleys and cliffs. As well as that, there are various places to buy beverages, or ice creams, to clench your thirst - outside the main restaurant/cafe there sits a very talented pianist. Best to go on a clear day to take in the views.
  • Great am walk! Beautiful gardens. Took us about 1 hour and 20 minutes in the garden. Be prepared there are hills to walk up and down. Bring water with you and have fun!

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