Marqueyssac garden

24220, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Vezac
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Introduction

Listed site, the romantic and picturesque gardens of Marqueyssac offer around a castle covered with slate of the early nineteenth century, more than 6 km of shaded walks, lined with 150 000 boxwood centenaries cut by hand, and decorated with gazebos, rockeries , cascades and theaters of greenery ...

At Marqueyssac, the boxwood is highlighted with a fancy full of movement all in roundness and sheepishness. These are now the most visited gardens in Périgord.

Arranged on a rocky outcrop, the 22-hectare park dominates the valley with its high cliffs. From Belvédère de la Dordogne, 130 meters above the river, unfolds the most beautiful panorama of Périgord, witnessing a rich historical past and a magnificent natural heritage. This exceptional view embraces the whole valley, its castles and its most beautiful villages in France: Beynac, Fayrac, Castelnaud, Roque-Gageac and Domme .

My castle is visitable

Two visit formulas
The visit is arranged for the pleasure of all. You will particularly appreciate the moments of calm and rest in the rooms of greenery, near waterfalls or the course of water. The aviary and peacocks roaming free, the Perigord wildlife presented in the Nature Pavilion, the playgrounds with their swings and huts, the labyrinthine layout of the park for great hide-and-seek games complete the visit for the children .

-Visite free (1h30)
Throughout the walks, a very complete signage enhances the panorama and highlights the beauty of the Dordogne valley, its geography, its history and the life of its inhabitants. Information develops around the discovery of nature. The nicely illustrated messages provide concise information on the main animal and plant species encountered.

Guided tour (35mn)
From April to September or by reservation for groups.
Allow 2 hours on the site.
Complementary to the free visit, the guided tour takes place near the house and provides the basis for a better approach to the site of Marqueyssac on various topics such as the history of the field, the various phases of development, maintenance of boxwood and restoration work started in 1996.

PRICES
Adults = 9,80 €
Children (from 10 to 17 years old) = 4.90 €
Children under 10 years = Free
Nominative Loyalty Card = Free
Subscription to the year = 19 €

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Spoken languages: French