Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

• 05 October 2012

Photographers--both aspiring and professional--you can't take us anywhere!  I smiled to myself as our happy group descended upon any location.  All eleven of us with cameras snapping this way and that (including window sills and stone walls:)).  Each person took in the moment from their own lens and as I watched them, I could only imagine the beautiful results.  We found ourselves in an exquisite location and took advantage of the moment.

On this particular afternoon we set off to visit Les Jardins des Marqueyssac--beautiful, sculptured gardens nestled behind a beautiful, little chateau (at least relative to the other castles in the valley!).  Added bonus: locally-made, artisan ice cream was on hand.  Delicious flavors like local walnut, wild strawberry, honey and nougat saddled up next to exotic tones like daffodil, rose and poppy.  You can't go wrong with any of them in my book.

Our guests walked around munching their cones, taking in the views and listening to instruction from Aran while the weather seemed to change by the minute (for some reason whenever I visit these gardens the weather is wonky).

p.s. above, you'll see the village of Beynac perched atop a cliff...this is where La Maisonnette is situated.  

Aran at work photographing the rustic, blue door...(coming to her blog soon, I am sure).


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