The Marqueyssac gardens

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The Marqueyssac gardens - Tourism in the Dordogne

Overhanging the Dordogne River, these gardens are lovely to walk around: peaceful, scented paths meander through hand-clipped box hedges and offer a magnificent view of the Dordogne valley and the charming village of La Roque-Gageac.

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Classified site, the romantic and picturesque gardens offer Marqueyssac around a castle covered with slate from the 18th century, more than 6 kilometers of shaded, lined with boxwood trees 150,000 hand-carved and decorated with gazebos, rock gardens, waterfalls and air theaters...

Activities for children... Entertainment is available at no extra cost. These are the workshops of "Curious Nature " during the Easter school holidays and autumn, the holiday weekends in May and June and daily in July and August, which allow them to perform all sorts of things to from natural elements. It is also an introduction to rock climbing offered daily except Saturdays in July and August.

Season... and for the whole family : A free and optional tours give the keys to a better approach to the site. A craftsman - turner works under the eyes of visitors boxwood cut during restoration work.

"Via Ferrata ", a ropes course on rock 200 meters equipped with a continuous line of life makes a discovery in the valley full of feeling safe (ages 8 and 1m30 minimum; athletic attire recommended).

The " Candlelight Evenings " every Thursday evening in July and August with musical entertainment.

Rates: € 7.80 for adults; € 3.90 for children 10 to 17 years ; Free for children under 10 years.

Opening times (over the year): Every day, all year round.

Opening hours: 12 November to late January 14h to 17h. In February-March and October to 11 November from 10am to 18pm. In April-May -June and September from 10h to 19h. In July and August from 9 to 20h ( Candlelight Thursday evenings from 19h to midnight).

Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac
Via Ferrata Marqueyssac
Evenings with extraordinary candles !Evenings with extraordinary candles !
Via Ferrata, a ropes course cliffsideVia Ferrata, a ropes course cliffside


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