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Gardens of Marqueyssac

24220 Vezac, France
33(0)5 53 31 36 36
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Vezac
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description:     The 4 km long garden situated above the Dordogne, with fairy tale views is a wonderful spot to visit anytime but particularly on a very hot day... more »
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Liked how the garden was perched atop a hill with decent views of the Dordogne Valley. But the experience itself was o-kay, it just felt that there were better sights (and less man made constructs) that we could've experienced elsewhere in the valley. But this place will be good for those of you who enjoy having a peaceful walk in... More

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Bollezeele, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

we spent 3 hours in this place with children (5 and 2 years old) it was excellent to walk through these beautiful gardens Also shuttle bus is available Inside the park in case you're too tired to walk back to entrance exclusive view on La Roche Gageac

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Spent several hours here recently, wandering along the cliff tops above the Dordogne. There are seats along the way for resting, which we needed as it was a hot day. This is basically a "green" garden so don't go expecting wide range of flowering species - the most colourful thing in the garden was a peacock, unperturbed by the people... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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68 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

These gardens, planted in the 19th century, feature about 150,000 hand-pruned boxwoods on a hilltop hundreds of feet above the Dordogne Valley. At the start of the gardens, topiary, many contributing to what looks like a herd of sheep, begged to be inspected. We arrived on an extremely hot and humid June day and opted not to stand under the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited on the 1st Thursday of July for the Candlelit evening and what an experience. The views were breathtaking as were the gardens but it really provided the wow factor as dusk descended - candles were everywhere and the trees were lit up in different colours. They had stilt walkers, pianists and jazz bands - it truly was a... More

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lots to see if you want to walk the whole length of the gardens, quite a bit of up and downhill but the views are tremendous in all directions. No flowers to speak of in July, too hot and dry. Great shapes in the box hedge cutting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

A mixture of woods and formal gardens with lots of paths to explore. There were a lot of people visiting, but the place is so big it can accommodate everyone without feeling crowded. Views were spectacular from numerous panoramic locations. There are plenty of paths less explored to take to escape the coach parties. A good three hours strolling through... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Enjoyed a nice morning's walk with t wo boys, hilly in places and definite a pushchair workout if you choose the wrong path! Had art activities on too, my limited French managed. Enjoyed a lovely salad lunch in the cafe with gorgeous views. Good to combine with cadtelnaud.

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San Diego, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The gardens reminded me of Versailles - very structured all green. There is no color other than the very manicure shrubs. The views on a clear day are breath taking.

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4 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Nice views indeed, and the initial topiary is impressive, but after that it's box, box, box. Several km of box. A nice walk but for 8.50 euros a head, if you are not into box, it's a little dissapointing. It's the same price as the gardens of Versailles but not quite the same :-). I was hoping for colour, ie... More

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