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Château de Villandry, Villandry

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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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  • Inside and outside this large area is beautiful gardens are really superb and well children can also play in a maze plant parking is immediate and free
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  • Just over an hour hike in the beautiful garden, among a maze, ponds, ditches. The children's area, well equipped and well protected from danger. For reasons of time we visited the Castle. The most beautiful garden of all the Loire. Free parking.
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  • We have visited the gardens and it takes at least 1 h 30-2 h with children when the weather and you want to take your time. Flowering from April is beautiful. Very nice tour. Children between 4 and 12 years old loved it.
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  • If you love gardens or gardening, this Chateau is not to be missed. With a fascinating history, the chateau is lovely and interesting, but the gardens are the real draw. Recreated from research into the chateau's past, they are a combination of the French compulsion to control nature by shaping every tree, shrub and plant into topiaries, hedges and espaliers, and flowers, herbs and vegetable gardens that make it hard to resist leaping over the fences and harvesting gorgeous produce. Oh, to live here!
  • 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).
  • This castle is mostly known for its gardens (for a good reason) but the interiors are also much more interesting than in other castles of the region.
  • Great place to visit. The gardens are just beautiful. Family oriented. Kids love the maze in the garden.
  • Been twice now, seen the chateau once. I love it. Best gardens in France. The potager gardens are my absolute favourite.