Château de Marqueyssac park is one of the most beautiful successes in the history of French gardens.
Designed for strolling through, perched on high limestone cliffs overlooking the Dordogne Valley it offers the most beautiful panorama in Périgord.

South-facing, sheltered from the prevailing winds and benefiting from the heat accumulated by the rock in even the faintest sunshine, the Cliff Walk at the Marqueyssac Gardens is very popular right through the winter.

A classified site, Marqueyssac’s romantic and picturesque gardens offer more than six kilometres of sheltered walks, bordered by 150,000 hundred-year-old hedges trimmed by hand and enhanced by scenic lookouts, rockeries, watercourses and open-air theatres. The Dordogne scenic lookout 130 metres above the river gives an exceptional view of the entire valley, its châteaux and the most beautiful villages in France.
The park is arranged for self-guided walks. Information boards explain the history of the valley and its fauna and flora. Guided tours (in French and English) are also available as an option at no extra charge between April and September.

Playgrounds, swings, seesaws and play sheds – Woodturning workshops in high season – Aviary – Shop/Bookstore
Tearoom and restaurant in the château and on the panoramic terrace from April to November.


Anniversary: Free entry to the Marqueyssac gardens which are celebrating their 20th anniversary on March 21st. For this special occasion a rich calendar of events will be organised ending by the illumination of the valley and its castles.

The woodturner’s workshop: Open from April to All Saints Day, according to schedule.

Via Ferrataa acrobatic circuit along the cliff starting from April 16th to All Saints Day, according to schedule.

Night walk marked out by 2000 candles, 4 musical events, workshops and shows for children.

A free games booklet for children from the age of seven.

24220 Vézac (9 km de Sarlat)
Tél. 05 53 31 36 36 - Fax 05 53 31 36 30

The park is dotted with comprehensive information boards to help you fully enjoy your park visit. The attractively illustrated messages explain the flora, fauna, geography and history of the Dordogne Valley.

In addition of self-guided walks, guided tours are also available outside the Château that give you a good basis for understanding the Marqueyssac site.

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With your smartphone or tablet you can stage the walks for a fun and original discovery of the gardens and views: augmented reality, geolocation, mini-games and factsheets.

Open daily all year round
February, March and Oct to 13 Nov: 10am-6pm
April, May, June, Sept: 10am-7pm
July, August: 9am-8pm (Candlelight evenings from 7pm to midnight, every Thursday evening)
From 13 Nov to end Jan: 2pm-5pm