The most visited garden in Perigord
2017
Entertainment calendar
On Easter Sunday:
The great easter egg hunt

On Sunday 16th and on Monday 17th of April 2017 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 mosaic from eggshell and crafting wooden eggs with the wood turner.
Event without extra charge.

Meeting in gardens

On Sunday 4th of June 2017.
Candlelight Night from 7pm to midnight on Saturday evening 3rd of June 2017.

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. For children, arts and crafts workshop “Curious about Nature”, woodturning and beginner’s rock climbing and 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
* A jazz music group on the Esplanade
* A saxophone quartet on the Great Walk
* A musical show in the sandwich shop

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.

Practical information:

Exceptional evening on Saturday 3th of June 2017 from 7pm.
From dusk till midnight, every Thursday evening:
the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of July and the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31th of August 2017.
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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