Château de Villandry, Villandry

4.8
#2 of 41 in Parks in Loire Valley
Garden Castle Must See
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. Plan my day in Villandry using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • You can visit the Castle and gardens, or only the gardens, we took this option because already we were a little tired of both Castle, but the gardens are the more beautiful, care and originals of the Valley of the Loire to my taste than those of Versailles. In three heights and with different themes. They are more small but are magical, breathtaking, without large crowds. So if these are the Loire Valley, don't miss them.
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  • It is recommended to visit. The best gardens you won't see. In the Castle were not referring to restrictions on length of stay.
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  • The reason to visit Chateau de Villandry is the gardens The chateaux provides a birds eye view of the garden from the roof The formal garden and the vegetable garden are works of art The symmetrical p...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A beautiful and well maintained Chateau in the Loire. Great gardens to roam and a quaint village. A great day trip.
  • 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.
  • What a wonderful chateau. The gardens are amazing! A must visit when in the Loire valley.

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