Vézac, Dordogne

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Vézac
Jardins de Marqueyssac
Jardins de Marqueyssac
Vézac is located in France
Vézac
Vézac
Coordinates: 44°50′07″N 1°09′55″E / 44.8353°N 1.1653°E / 44.8353; 1.1653Coordinates: 44°50′07″N 1°09′55″E / 44.8353°N 1.1653°E / 44.8353; 1.1653
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Sarlat-la-Canéda
Canton Sarlat-la-Canéda
Intercommunality Périgord Noir
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Castagnau
Area1 12.97 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 612
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24577 / 24220
Elevation 49–243 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Vézac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 405 —    
1968 356 −12.1%
1975 427 +19.9%
1982 547 +28.1%
1990 620 +13.3%
1999 594 −4.2%
2008 612 +3.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jardins de Marqueyssac" (in French). Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "The overhanging gardens of Marqueyssac". Gardens of Marqueyssac. Retrieved 28 December 2008.