Les Jardins de Marquessac
In addition to the storybook castles and manoirs of the Dordogne, there was a special garden that drew us to the Perigord Noir--
The Gardens of Marquessac.
I had seen photos of this garden on Pinterest,
and placed this number 1 on our list of
things to see in the Dordogne
We were entranced by this magical place from
the first moment we entered the gardens. The
misty day added to the romantic feeling of
surrealism,and although there was one
bus tour there when we arrived, they soon
scattered and left when it began to lightly
The rain stopped quickly, and we actually
found ourselves alone, experiencing a sublime
peace and tranquility.
Even the peacocks were willing to pose for us,
in a photographer's dream landscape.
There are more than six kilometers of shaded
paths bordered by 150000 hand-pruned box trees
a hundred years old, the whole embellished
with belvederes, waterways, rockeries and
The views of La Roque-Gageac
but my favorite views were of landscapes that looked like patchwork quilts and toy villages.
It's easy to see why this is the most visited garden in the Perigord.
Next time I will share another beautiful garden with you,
And on Sunday night , September 7, our episode of House Hunter's International will be shown at 11:30 p.m.on HGTV!! More about that later.
à bientôt,mes amis