Getting as close to nature as possible by going off the beaten path, discovering the most popular gardens of Périgord through exciting trails and experiencing inspiring sensations reserved for the most adventurous visitors: such a fascinating invitation!
Adventure is everywhere and everything seems so big in the eyes of children. But Marqueyssac is also a huge playground for older kids and those who know how to keep their inner child alive.
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To help navigate within the 22 hectares of greenery and the 6 kilometres of paths and walkways, visitors can now benefit from a geolocation tool: an interactive map that shows your location in real time, helps you find where the entertainment and workshops are, and all this without missing out on must-see spots! Thanks to the mini-games, informative pages, augmented reality and image recognition, this map, full of surprises, helps you go even further in discovering Marqueyssac Gardens.
Boxwood is appreciated for woodturning because of the box qualities. Having a lemon-yellow colour and a fine grain, boxwood gives an excellent finish. In high season, a wood turner works with the boxwood that was cut down in the park during the restoration work. His creations are on display in the giftshop.
“Curious of nature”
Everyday on Easter holidays (from the 6th of April to the 5th of May), the weekend of the Ascension Day (from the 30th of May to the 2nd of June), on Pentecost Sunday and Monday (the 9th and the 10th of June), everyday in July and in August, everyday on All Saints’s Day holidays (from the 20th of October to the 3rd of November 2019, except Saturday).
The gardens of Marqueyssac offer children, both old and young, the opportunity of creating from natural objects, all kinds of play things such as masks, mobiles, frames, dolls, origami, painted pebbles, tracks… During this workshop, children use cardboard, paper and paint and can bring home their new creations.
Event without extra charge.
Reserved for children 6 years of age and older.
Every morning from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in July and August except Saturdays and on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday afternoons (the 21st and the 22nd of April 2019).
The cliffs of Marqueyssac situated above the Dordogne Valley have been specially fitted out for introductory rock climbing. The practice of this activity strictly follows all current legislation and state-qualified instructors are present to ensure complete safety supervision.
Necessary specific shoes for climbing.
Event without extra charge.
In reaching the upper part of the gardens, a stone’s throw away from the Belvedere, you will notice a fun path that winds high above the ground between the trees. Opened in 2017, the journey takes place in an open net near the squirrels.
Two game areas with swings and huts are fitted out on the park. The first one is at the base of the Belvedere and the second one, near the Heath Hut a few meters farther along. A large boxwood labyrinth offers its sinuous maze to children who love to have the illusion of being lost.
A children’s circuit has been designed especially for them. It lets them discover, at eye level, the elements of the fauna and flora which are of particular interest to them : snail, ladybird…