Marqueyssac by candlelight is amazing. Illuminated by over two thousand candles the gardens at Marqueyssac are a site to see. We arrived just before dusk and took refreshments at a table with a breath-taking view across the Dordogne valley where we could see Castelnaud, Fayrac and Beynac Château’s.
As dusk slowly arrived we walked through the candle lit gardens towards the increasing sound of music and children’s laughter. I would highly recommend anyone to visit the gardens at night, every Thursday evening in July and August from seven to midnight.
Fairies on stilts, “Les Marraines Fees” by the Lilous Company.
The faces of the children as they where sprinkled with fairy dust was brilliant. The costumes and the make up are outstanding.
A magical moment that the children will never forget.
Various niches, fountains and rocks around the garden are illuminated.
This particular fountain changed from yellow to purple to red and back again.
Jazz and blues on the Esplanade by Karima and Oliver. They are brilliant.
Classical music in a circle of light by DJamano.
I am unsure what dance Judith and I were performing in the above picture but we all had a terrific time. My friend Michelle was taking a selfy as light scattered around us.
At last we saw ‘Kan’ the L’allosaure which is new to the gardens this year.
The Tour de France goes through Perigord on Tuesday, wow. 178Km from Périgueux, through Sarlat and on to Bergerac. Tour De France Stage 10