View of Beynac from Marqueyssac.

Easter Sunday at Marqueyssac

Last Sunday, with the family all together for Easter, we visited the fabulous overhanging gardens at Marqueyssac. Listed as a national monument, the park is situated along the top of a spur that projects out into the Dordogne valley. An impressive arrangement of shapely boxwood plants around gravel paths, the gardens effectively overhang the cliffs to the valley below and offer visitors spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and châteaux. All this makes it a superb location for photography.

The glorious sunshine and the Easter egg hunt organised to mark the occasion drew a large number of visitors to the gardens. Whilst the grounds are large enough to comfortably absorb a large number of people, it was tricky to get clear photographs of the gardens themselves. The majority of my photos from the visit are therefore focused on the surrounding vistas along with a couple of close-ups of new growth coming through on the plants.

If you ever visit the Dordogne on holiday, make sure the gardens at Marqueyssac are on your list of places to see.

One thought on “Easter Sunday at Marqueyssac

  1. Loved the views. I was glad to discover that the strange orange shape is an Easter egg and not some strange flower or fruit.

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