Gardens of Marqueyssac


Daydreaming of a vacation right about now... A few summers ago I was in the Dordogne region and had the opportunity to tour the stunning Gardens of Marqueyssac with my friend Stephanie. Unfortunately I lost my photos of this dazzling and magical place --but we saw peacocks on the rooftops, listened to various little French musical groups play throughout the gardens and we both seriously weathered the thunderstorm of our lives, it was one of my favorite French experiences! Are you going on a vacation or holiday this year? What has been your most memorable vacation moment/place? We are brainstorming for ideas to put on our list ...

Photos from the Gardens of Marqueyssac

Reminded of this from Haute Design

25 comments:

Alice said...

Gorgeous! Love the topiaries! and PEACOCKS?! How sumptuous! I'd love to go one day :)

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Sweet Freak said...

WOW. That doesn't even look real. Fantastique!

Angie said...

Those pictures are beautiful.

Barcelona is hands-down my most favorite vacation spot so far.

Heather Mead Kim said...

Oh, my. What a STUNNING place! It is going on my list of 'someday travels'...

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! I need to see this place in real life.

The Inside Source said...

Absolutely gorgeous Rachel! Wherever you go, can we come along?

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Hillary said...

I went to Turkey 2 summers ago. It was incredible. We visited Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus. They were all great, but Istanbul was my favorite!

third room studio said...

Amazing! What a beautiful place to visit, I've never seen anything quite like it.

Brittany said...

amazing! thanks for sharing!

corinne said...

I visited an incredibly cool sculpture garden from the 16th century in Bomarzo, Italy many years ago--some of the craziest things! check it out :) http://www.parcodeimostri.com/eng/entra.asp

stephmodo said...

One of my favorite memories from that trip...let's press "repeat"!

meenal @ maison marigold said...

this looks straight out of a fairytale..so incredibly gorgeous.my favourite holiday destinations have been rome, barcelona and paris...each beautiful in its own way!! I'm your latest follower...do visit my blog when you have a moment...you may follow it if you like! xx meenal

Linda [the young curator] said...

at the risk of sounding juvenile, these gardens remind me of the gardens in the movie coraline!

and i am definitely adding this place to my list of must-sees-before-i-die.

the peacocks are just the icing on the cake!

Lady Grey said...

Wow, what an enchanting place!

Rachel @ Sweat, Tears or the Sea said...

This is so magical! Like something you would see in a Disney movie :P

jillian m. said...

this place looks incredible! it reminds me of one of my favorite movies, the labyrinth.

i'm going on vacation this year, but i have no clue where yet. thinking about turks and caicos, but nothing is set in stone. i'd love to visit france one day, though. love the culture and the food.

Hazel said...

I love this! I wonder if it could be recreated in someone's backyard.

Jessica Comingore said...

These are so beautiful!

Kathy said...

Wow! How stunning. I think it would be fascinating to see an aerial view of these gardens. How many people are involved in the creating and upkeep of this wonderful show piece? I've travelled quite a bit but I think one of my favourite places was the Algarve in Portugal.

A Simple Nest said...

This is so magical! I would love a vacation full of visiting garden after garden.

Hello Olive said...

gorgeous, I love France!

So hard to choose my favourite holidays so I am going to limit it to 3 places: Provence, Tuscany and Amsterdam. And New York. And Barcelona. And Mallorca. Oops, couldn't stop at 3!

Tracey said...

Such beautiful photos of a stunning location ... I hope you find some wonderful places to add to your list.

Jones said...

Stunning. Who knew shrubberies could be such an inspiration? Chic Rooms

Pistachio said...

I dream of gardens like that!!!!

Anonymous said...

cool, fairytale design ))

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