Dordogne 2 - Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

Jardin de Marqueyssac is situated only 1½ km from Camping la Cabane
It is a fantastic area with garden and park where  150.000 boxwoods are pruned twice a year with hand-shears, and the finest shapes occurs.

The garden and park is situated 130 meter above the river. The cliff and calcareous soil makes growing circumstances special. The cliffs will absorb heat in daytime in summer and release it at night, and the river provides  haze and fog in winter and  thereby shelter the plants from the frost. That makes it possible for plants that normally grows in warmer climate to thrive here.
There are various sinuous walks - more  than 6 km - and some with wonderful views to the valley.
Here different pictures  from the park:

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

And the view to another fantastic village in Perigord: La Roque-Gageac: