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Getting as close to nature as possible by going o 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.

La “Via Ferrata de Marqueyssac”
Discover the Dordogne Valley differently !

From the 16th of April 2018 to the 4th of November 2018 according to schedule. Please contact us. Everyday in July and August, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. 

Discover the Dordogne Valley differently ! The « Via Ferrata » has been adjusted to the cliff side approximately 100 meters above the Dordogne. It offers an acrobatic cliff course of 200 meters long, that you will discover by yourself. Reserved for children from eight years old and more than 1,30 meters tall. Sportive dress advisable.

Event without extra charge. Possible departure from 2 people.
Minors accompanied with 2 adults with the possibility to join a group.

Discover the Dordogne Valley differently !
The wood turner shop

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.

Art & crafts workshop
“Curious of nature”

Everyday on Easter holidays (from 7th of April to 13rd of May), on Pentecost Sunday and Monday (20th and 21st of May), everyday in July and in August, everyday on All Saints’s Day holidays (from the 21st of October to the 4th of November 2018, 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.

Beginner’s rock climbing

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 (1st and 2nd of April 2018).

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.

A course between the trees

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.

Game areas

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…