Marqueyssac Gardens, France

The castle of Marqueyssac classified site is a private, born of a family history dating back to the seventeenth century. Marqueyssac is one of the most successful romantic gardens of the nineteenth century..

 

Classified site for its historic park of 22 hectares, offers marqueyssac around a castle of the eighteenth century, more than six kilometers of shaded paths lined with boxwood trees 150,000 hand-carved and decorated with gazebos, rock gardens, waterfalls and theaters green ….

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At marqueyssac, topiary boxwood puts the value with a fancy full of movement. The layout of the sinuous paths is typical of landscaping done in France under Napoleon III. The roundness and rolling the boxwood give Marqueyssac softness and romanticism, contributing to the harmony of gardens with the hills of the Dordogne valley they are inseparable.

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Built on a rocky outcrop, the park overlooks the valley of high cliffs. Belvedere of the Dordogne, 130 meters above the river unfolds the most beautiful panorama of the Perigord. This unique point of view embraces the whole valley, its castles and most beautiful villages in France: Beynac-et-Cazenac Fayrac Castelnaud the Vitrac Domme and …

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At present, the hanging gardens of Marqueyssac (suspended for overlooking the Dordogne valley) are open all year to visitors.

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In the summer, July and August period, nocturnal are held on Thursdays. These evenings open house called “marqueyssac candlelight” shows illuminated by the play of light and all the garden paths garden are marked by countless candles. The tea room is also available for refreshment or a snack.

 

In 2011, the third busiest in the Dordogne attractions with 190,000 visitors

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