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Château de Villandry, Villandry

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • the Michelin guide advises 1 h 30 visit, we spent 3 hours to admire this marvel. Kudos to gardeners, it is a little corner of paradise.
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  • One of the places in France I would like to return to. We went in early October when the gardens are not at their best and they were amazing. I want to go back in June or early July. The interior of t...  read more »
  • Very beautiful well maintained with guided tour included in the very interesting price, and above all really wonderful gardens.
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  • The gardens are outstanding - perfect examples of formal French style with knot gardens and the use of vegetables and edible plants to form structured, highly attractive beds. There are shaded, vine-clad walks, woodland, views and vistas, a wonderful lake shaped like a mirror flanked by clipped box trees and a moat filled with gulping carp. The Château is interesting (filled with family treasures - the place is still privately owned).
  • Stunning gardens. The chateau itself isn't the most amazing in the Loire Valley but is worth the entrance so you can get a bird's eye view of the gardens and over the valley. Fun to admire all the different designs in the stone fences that surround the gardens.
  • Magnificent castle with a superb garden, must see un the region
  • I don't remember the castle. Go there for the gardens. They are really beautiful. All the parc is big and nice, with different areas having different styles. Fountains, ponds, plants, and so many flowers. Every year during the summer they have a night event with fireworks and all the gardens are candle-lit. One of my favorite castles of the Loire Valley.
  • Incredible!! We got there at 9am and we were the only people their for 45mins! Loved it.
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