The most visited garden in Perigord
2019
Entertainment calendar
Contempory Art exhibition
From March 1st until November 11th 2019
With the help of the re.riddle gallery, contemporary art is coming to Marqueyssac.
Exhibition opening Friday 1st of March from 3:00 pm onwards. The artists will be present.
After Paris, London and San Francisco, the traveling art gallery re.riddle will soon be installing its unprecedented and exceptional life-size exhibition at Marqueyssac.
Kyrielle, Take a Seat, Le Cube, Qui Arrose La Terre (who waters the earth); titles that intrigue, awaken curiosity and bring the romantic dream of Marqueyssac into the contemporary world. Questioning the tension between preservation and modernisation, destruction and creation, we invite visitors to interact with the moving perspectives of the artwork; admiring, touching these elaborate artworks that are in constant dialogue with the places where time and culture meet. In numerous areas of the garden, we offer a sometimes playful, sometimes deep, opportunity to think about the state of the world and art’s place in it.

Accessible at no extra cost.

On Easter Sunday:
The Great Easter Egg Hunt

On Sunday the 21st and on Monday the 22nd of April 2019 in the afternoon.
This special event is reserved for the delight of children on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday afternoons. There are more and more participants every year. So be warned that participation is limited to those who have signed up in advance!
Workshops for decorating eggs, making an Easter basket, crafting wooden eggs with the wood turner and introductory rock climbing.
Event without extra charge.

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Meeting in gardens

On Sunday the 9th of June 2019.
Candlelight Night from 7pm to midnight on Saturday evening the 8th of June 2019.

Connecting with this national event, Marqueyssac’s gardens will be the setting of a set  vegetable and flowered compositions staging the images of the patrimony. This exhibition of fragile and short-lived works will be realized by students from “l’ Atelier de Mo” located in the area of Toulouse. These students will be at the visitor’s disposal to reveal some of  their secrets and give them advices for making up a bunch. Demonstrations of boxwood pruning will be given by the gardeners of  Marqueyssac and a local company specialized in pruning who work  together since the restoration of gardens in 1996. They will be very glad to answer visitors questions.
Via Ferrata will be in process during all the day.
Entertainment without extra charge.

Marqueyssac ’s Candlelight Night

Every Thursday evening, two thousand candles are placed throughout the gardens and more than 150 sources of light outline the cliff walk and falls.

At twilight, the romance of Marqueyssac and its extraordinary gardens is enhanced by this play of shadows and light, highlighting the beauty of the cliff and its vegetation.
At sunset, it is a dream come true to discover the Dordogne valley with its majestic castles and most beautiful villages all illuminated : Castelnaud, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac…

Every Thursday four musical entertainments
punctuate the  walk:

* A pianist at the tearoom
* Indian dances by the ‘Tribu du Poète’ at the rotunda
* A jazz music group, Swing Guitar with Anne Griffith, on the Esplanade
* A saxophone quartet on the Great Walk
* A guitar and vocals duet, ‘Duo Joskat’, at the sandwich bar

Entertainment and show for children:

* Workshop of candle modelling
* “Les Marraines Fées” by Lilou’s Company : a charming ambulatory show of fairies on stilts, full of sweetness and poetry
* From the 20th of July until the 24th of August, a clown show by Sabrina Guettiche

Practical information:

Exceptional evening on Saturday the 8th of June 2019 from 7pm.
From dusk till midnight, every Thursday evening:

Last admission at 11.00 pm.
For a complete visit of the gardens, you need to come one hour before sunset.
No need to book in advance.
Twin ticket with the Castle of Castelnaud is not valid for the candlenight evening.
Possible cancellation in case of bad weather forecast.
Contact us.

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“Two thousand candles for a summer night”

From dusk till midnight, the gardens of Marqueyssac are lit up by a thousand and one lights for an evening walk to be enjoyed
with family or friends.
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