Château de Villandry, Villandry

#2 of 23 in Parks in Loire Valley
Considered by many people to be the most beautiful gardens anywhere, Château 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. Use our Villandry vacation route planner to visit Château de Villandry on your trip to Villandry, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Visit of August 17. We arrived just to tour 12:30. Great chance as the guide and visit were top! The history of the castle is very interesting as it mixes medieval history and renaissance with the more contemporary history of the various owners of the Castle and, ultimately, of the family owner 4 generations Carvallo. The French gardens are just a wonder for the eyes. Great staff. Not crowded and very good value for money: €35 for 2 adults and two rates reduced for the Castle and the gardens and free guided tour (but tip merit!). So to do.
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  • August 17, 2017
    See the time we visited only the exteriors (intelligent power capability to separate the visit). Grounds well maintained and very scenic. Visited towards dusk, offer very specific colors.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Dazzling Park. to do with or without children. allow 2 hours for the tour of the floral park and and vegetable garden.
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  • September 6, 2017
    A beautiful and well maintained Chateau in the Loire. Great gardens to roam and a quaint village. A great day trip.
  • August 22, 2017
    One of the most stunning and beautiful chateau in the Loire Valley. It's gardens are amongst the most amazing in France. A definite must visit.
  • August 26, 2017
    What a wonderful chateau. The gardens are amazing! A must visit when in the Loire valley.
  • August 21, 2017
    Most amazing château with garden I have ever seen. Extremely beautiful, a definite must-see.
  • July 13, 2017
    Excellent day out. The car parks are extensive and have picnic tables. The château and gardens are good value for money and you could spend the whole day in the gardens. The château is fascinating, and there is plenty of information in both français and English. Of you have money to burn at the end of your visit then the magasin du jardin has much better stuff than the obligatory "you can't get to the exit without going through the shop" shop. A good day out. Recommend.

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