Vézac, Dordogne

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Vézac
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The Marqueyssac chateau gardens
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Vezac, Dordogne
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Vézac
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Vézac
Coordinates: 44°50′07″N1°09′55″E / 44.8353°N 1.1653°E / 44.8353; 1.1653 Coordinates: 44°50′07″N1°09′55″E / 44.8353°N 1.1653°E / 44.8353; 1.1653
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Sarlat-la-Canéda
Canton Sarlat-la-Canéda
Intercommunality Sarlat-Périgord Noir
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Christian Robles
Area
1
12.97 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
556
  Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24577 /24220
Elevation49–243 m (161–797 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vézac (French pronunciation:  [vezak] ; Occitan : Vesac) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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The main attraction of Vézac is the garden surrounding the Château de Marqueyssac classified as a remarkable garden by the French Ministry of Culture which was built in the 17th century by Bertrand Vernet, counsellor to the king. The original garden was created by a pupil of André Le Nôtre, and featured gardens, terraces, and a kitchen garden surrounding the chateau. A grand promenade one hundred metres long was added at the end of the 18th century. Beginning in 1866, the new owner, Julien de Cerval, who was inspired by Italian gardens, built rustic structures, redesigned the parterres, laid out five kilometres of walks, and planted pines and cypress trees. [2] [3]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962405    
1968356−12.1%
1975427+19.9%
1982547+28.1%
1990620+13.3%
1999594−4.2%
2008612+3.0%
2012619+1.1%

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. "Jardins de Marqueyssac" (in French). Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. "The overhanging gardens of Marqueyssac". Gardens of Marqueyssac. Retrieved 28 December 2008.