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Château de Villandry, Villandry
(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 visit of this castle and gardens with the reputation has enchanted us. We opted for a guided tour and did well: our passionate guide has made us share his love for the site and give us the history and anecdotes. Gardens winter are interesting architecture and well thought-out culture implementation. We liked the walk in the autumn sun. A remake rather in the spring to the blossoming of all the flowers or been with the vegetable garden...
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  • Among the castles of the Loire, Villandry, is distinguished especially as a family Castle of era Renaissance. Fabulous, by the harmony of its architecture and gardens. The Dungeon, we discover the gardens and the Loire Valley. At each level, you'll be amazed by an exceptional view, different every time on the entire property. The castle's perfectly manicured, and the gardens leave dreamers, both by diversity, vegetables and flowers, the geometry of its alleys, rows of boxwood and Topiary, arbours and fountains. Inside, you will discover a beautiful exhibition of paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Be sure to visit the place that really deserves.
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  • Villandry Castle and its exceptional gardens are worth visiting for their elegance of course but also for the incongruity of place: nothing or almost there is authentic and that is precisely what makes the charm. Many owners followed including the father of the founder of which was not yet the FBI (guess who) and the last of these owners - J Carvallo and Ann Coleman - have had the means of their wonderful madness. In addition, the visitor carefully justified the preference to be given to this delicious place.
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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.