Chateau de Villandry, Villandry

4.7
#2 of 39 in Parks in Loire Valley
#Garden, #Castle, #Must See
Considered by many people to be the most beautiful gardens anywhere, Chateau de Villandry owner, Henri Carvallo, proudly and jovially keeps the property maintained in immaculate condition for your enjoyment. Its famous Renaissance gardens, include a water garden, ornamental flower gardens, and vegetable gardens. The garden layout includes formal patterns created with low box hedges. You can learn more about the gardens and castle with a guided tour available in English. Take your sweetheart on a carriage ride, and then play tennis on the real grass court complete with free rule sheets for the classic game. Plan my day in Villandry using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • The castle of inside is nice to see, not spectacular, but the gardens are wonderful to see
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  • I had been to Villandry many years before, but in summer when the gardens were at their most spectacular. The gardens in March were obviously very different, but just as interesting and this time we v...  more »
  • Castle and gardens to visit. Focus on the visit of the garden after the beginning of the spring, much less interest in winter. The visit of the castle remains absolutely. Beautiful castle
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  • Even in the winter it is worth going here. We had the place almost to ourselves and it's been beautifully restored. The gardens were still impressive in the winter and worth a stroll
  • A must visit place at any time of the year obviously best when plants in season but still has charm on any visit.
  • Back in the day I visited this beautiful maze in a castle. It was logical to cut all the hedges around to create a pretty maze like that. I can't forget how nice the early-morning was, when we could visit and spend time to look at every single thing in the Maze without being stuck in a crowd. It was a nice day and a nice memory about Château de Villandry.
  • A beautiful castle with an incredibly well designed and maintained garden. Easy parking. Audio guide is recommended as it gives interesting insight into the rich history of the features and sites.
  • Fantastic gardens. The château itself is lovely but the gardens took most of my time, memory card space, and left the biggest impression. I don't think I saw their equal anywhere else in France.

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