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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

24220 Vezac, France
+33 5 53 31 36 36
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Spectacular garden with amazing views!

This garden is built on a bluff overlooking a river valley. The gardens have amazing cloud-pruned... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Josh S
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San Francisco, California
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I would have passed on a garden visit but a friend who lives in the area part time told us it is a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
SiteGuy
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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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“dordogne valley” (59 reviews)
“the cliff” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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24220 Vezac, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden is built on a bluff overlooking a river valley. The gardens have amazing cloud-pruned boxwoods, geometrically pruned shrubs, and lots of wandering paths through a woodland. At the edges of the property, openings reveal the spectacular views of the river valley below and...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would have passed on a garden visit but a friend who lives in the area part time told us it is a worthwhile stop, so we went. So glad we did. First surprised by the hedge maze, although it is not huge. Spectacular views...More

Thank SiteGuy
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Well what a walk seeing the river and the view . Well worth a visit , need to be able to walk if you wish to do so . We did not see the free little train ride .? Fabulous gardens and chateau visit (...More

1  Thank Grand2809
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Garden of Marqueyssac listed as a National Historical Monument is a private estate that was born from the history of a family dating from the 17th century. Great and unique garden open year around daily 10 am - 7 pm, 9 euros, free parking....More

2  Thank tk3232
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spend an hour or two looking at the amazing boxwood hedges, innumerable plants and the belvedere with a view over the Dordogne. Nice restaurant and shop

Thank hugh m
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Spend a morning or afternoon strolling the grounds of Marqueyssac! Thousands of sculptured bushes grace the path, with occasional fantasy art hidden in the trees. It's about a 2km walk with lots of side paths and some of the most beautiful views I've seen high...More

1  Thank Claude041
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Steep cliffs. Dense green forests, Panoramic views from the Belvedere. These gardens comprise vast areas of topiary, magical cliffside walks above the Dordogne river, a steep climb to a lookout, and a terrace café. Unlike other gardens in the region, Marqueyssac is more green than...More

Thank DaiWynn
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The gardens are well laid out and have marvellous views from the various viewpoints. We spent hours there and had a lovely lunch too. There is something for all the family and the entrance fee is good value for money.

Thank Ladyfid
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Go in the summer when night festivals are held (Wednesdays, I believe) with fairies dressed up on stilts and classical musicians and jazz trios playing atop a cliff estate (some rich guy donated it to the state and now remarkably, it's a public park). There's...More

Thank monsieur-hibou
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was a great walk through this astonishing garden with the view at the end right on top of the cliff that looks down to the River Dordogne. Good place for a picnic and lots of adventure for the young.

Thank 579ianj
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lucyjanegeorgia
15 October 2017|
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Response from Jean L | Property representative |
Yes, Restaurant and tearoom are opened from 12.00 p.m. from April to All Saint’s Day.
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Karen H
24 August 2017|
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Response from Stéphanie r | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic areas, so yes you can take your picnic with you.Enjoy your visit
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Karen H
24 August 2017|
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Response from Stephanie H | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you take a picnic, there is plenty of seating and lots if the French seem to bring food. It is worth noting however there is a restaurant but this has limited choice (although it is very good) and is very... More
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