Photo Credit: Jardins de Marqueyssac
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After extensive restoration work, Marqueyssac was opened to the public in March 1997. Today, it is the most visited garden in Perigord. The park, designated for walking, is situated on a spur and overlooks the entire Dordogne Valley with its chalky cliffs. It reveals the most spectacular panoramic views possible of Perigord.
The paths are organized into three circuits that lead to the Belvedere, 800 meters from the Chateau. This belvedere is a fabulous balcony, 190 meters high and 130 meters above the river, which unveils an exceptional panoramic view of the Dordogne Valley.
Planted relentlessly, during the XIXth century, boxwoods constitute the main theme of the walks. They are set-off by an arrangement showing great imagination and full of movement, at the expense of symmetry and regularity. Its layout with its sinuous paths, the roundness and rolling aspects of the boxwood give Marqueyssac softness and romanticism, contributing to the harmony that the gardens have with the hills in the landscape of the Dordogne Valley.
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Tours of the garden are available, along with a waterfall, waterway, and aviary with peacocks.
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