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).


The amazing view of the manoir and the Dordogne River from the garden's lookout point, called the Belvedere.  A breathtaking way to culminate our visit that afternoon.  




8 comments:

Lindsay - Shop Ella Lou said...

Absolute eye candy - thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos! Sounds absolutely delightful - spending a day photographing a beautiful location with friends and artisan ice cream .... life's little pleasures!

Tamsin North said...

I have such an ambition to stay at La Maisonette some day.

Anonymous said...

J'ai déjà visité cet endroit magique.
Je l'ai trouvé splendide :-)

Yelle said...

Those ice cream flavors sound heavenly - like all ice cream should!

Carrian Cheney said...

This whole post is completely lovely. I adore seeing everything through your site. Keep it up darlin'

dervla @ The Curator said...

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Ah! That view of baynac is so nice. All pictures are really good. Hope we can see more such picture story soon. ~ Herman Swan

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