The romantic Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac

The starting point for any visit to Périgord, the Jardins de Marqueyssac are romantic and picturesque. Located around a castle from the beginning of the 19th century, discover more than 6 km of shaded walks.

The 22 ha park, built on a rocky outcrop dominates the valley with its high cliffs, offering you a breathtaking view! Just 130 meters above the river, you can observe the most beautiful panorama of Périgord. Witness a rich historical past and an exceptional natural heritage. This grandiose view embraces the entire valley and its castles: Beynac, Fayrac, Castelnaud, la Roque-Gageac …

The architecture

Discover the Château de Marqueyssac, dating from the end of the 18th century. The house is made up of two very distinct sides. Facing the valley, the Castle unveils a large facade, made up of a central tower, which contains the staircase. At the back, we discover a much more intimate layout, opening onto the park. Built in all simplicity, the Château has a lauze roof, a material typical of the region.

The vegetation

Set with a network of box trees, the entire estate offers you wild and romantic nature. During your walk, you will come across ornamental species: lime, Judea tree, laburnum, plane tree and elm. From August to September you can also admire the Naples Cyclamen, which produces fabulous colorful carpets.

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