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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

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Address: 24220 Vezac, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 53 31 36 36
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Marqueyssac is one of the most beautiful romantic gardens of

France and...

Marqueyssac is one of the most beautiful romantic gardens of

France and today the most visited garden in Perigord.

Listed as a national historical monument thanks to its 54 acres

park, Marqueyssac's gardens offer more than 6 kilometres of

shaded paths in a maze of 150 000 hand-pruned boxwoods.

From the belvedere, at 130 meters above the Dordogne river,

you will see the most spectacular panorama in Perigord. This is

the testimony of a rich bygone history and a gorgeous natural

heritage. It's also an exceptionnal Dordogne valley point of view,

you will see its most beautiful villages : Domme, Castelnaud,

Beynac, Fayrac, La Roque-Gageac and its castles.

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Superb experience

One of the most fantastic gardens to visit. The topiary is striking as is the contrast with the beautiful forest. Superb views

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most fantastic gardens to visit. The topiary is striking as is the contrast with the beautiful forest. Superb views

Thank Lynnnells
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We decided to go to the Jardins de Marqueyssac even though the sun was quickly dropping in the early winter's evening. The lady at reception was very helpful and suggested a route that was feasible in just over an hour which was all that was left before close. The layout and content of the gardens and treed areas was exceptional... More 

1 Thank Lorks2013
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The gardens are clipped into amazing swirling patterns, in between the box hedges grow small pink and white cyclamens. We took the Belvedere walk which became a cliff top walk with the most fabulous views of the Dordogne river and the village of La Roque-Gageac. There is a play area with swings, so it's child friendly. There is also a... More 

1 Thank Maree S
Long Beach, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went the first week of September. As with the whole Dordogne area at this time, everything was just beginning to brown and it isn't the prettiest time to visit gardens. We'd recommend coming in Spring-early summer. The topiary, however, is good year-round and did not disappoint. Unfortunately, it's only a small part of the property, which stretches along the... More 

1 Thank Stace A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Really attractive set of gardens. The pleasure is in the sculpting of the bushes and recognising the care and attention to create such pleasing shapes. The gardens are much more than just this feature though, as they extend some considerable distance, up to a feature over look point over the river and the valley. Lovely tea room also.

2 Thank Graham19
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

A truly unique attraction that can be enjoyed by all ages. My husband and I visited with our 3 year old daughter and all of us had a great time. The Salon de The has probably the best view of anywhere I've ever eaten and the food was absolutely delicious. It is mainly salads, light lunches and desserts but with... More 

Thank Kirsten P
Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is close to alpine hiking! The gardens are unremarkable and the signage is confusing. Not one plant specie is labeled. There are over 150,000 boxwoods pruned into every humpy-lumpy shape imaginable. Lots of thick hedges and overgrown brush to confuse those following the map. Gift store is lovely and the staff are quire attractive but the garden are a... More 

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had the great fortune of a clear, warm November day to stroll Marqueyssac and were deeply enthralled with every aspect of this property, both the cliffside path overlooking the Dordogne River and the array of interior areas. Props to the staff, whose impeccable maintenance render the grounds doubly brilliant. We anticipated an hour but spent three, ending with a... More 

Thank kartwoman
Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Really enjoyed visiting the garden. Wish I had had more time. The views of the surrounding countryside and nearby castles were exceptional. Nice giftshop.

Thank Judith E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This garden is like a floating island of greenery, pathways and views out onto castles and towns in the surrounding valleys. But you need more time than you think because all this gorgeousness can go for 6km of walking so including stops for views and photos you'll need 2 hours. The good news is there's a tea room with another... More 

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