Boxwoods, fountains, and châteaus ahead!
Overlooking the Dordogne Valley on a rocky cliff, the Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac contains over 150,00 boxwood trees meticulously laid and manicured to create mesmerizing patterns. The originals plan for the garden at the 17th-century chateau have been attributed to a student of royal landscape architect André Le Nôtre. However, it’s believed that Julien de Cervel began developing the verdant labyrinth as we know it today after purchasing the property in the 1860s.
After much restoration and the addition of a cascading waterfall from the belvedere, the greenspace officially opened to the public in 1996 and have since been named of the “Notable Gardens of France” by the Committee of Parks and Gardens of the French Ministry of Culture.