Over the Easter weekend, Her Outdoors suggested we actually go out and do something. So we went to one of our favourite places – Marqueyssac.
Being a holiday Sunday with perfect weather, obviously the place was packed. But if you look past the crowds you’ll see why this is firmly at the top of the écovallée must-see list for guests.
Not just for the view on the way in (that’s the Chateau de Milandes on the left and Beynac on the right – Castelnaud is just out of shot on the left):
Or the famous topiary:
Or the chateau (currently undergoing renovation):
With its roof made of actual rocks:
Or its buggy-friendly paths:
Its rocky paths:
Its funky paths:
Its shady paths (see what I mean about the crowds of people – although to be fair, that’s me):
Or the free activities for children:
Or even the playground:
Or the views from the platform overlooking La Roque-Gageac:
No. We love every bit of this place and we go at least once a year. We’ll be going back in a couple of months on a Thursday evening, when the gardens are lit by thousands of candles and there’s live music everywhere. It’s ridiculously romantic.