Chateau de Villandry, Villandry

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Considered by many people to be the most beautiful gardens anywhere, Chateau 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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  • As everyone mentioned the garden are amazing, even in October and contrary to many TA contributors the castle is also fantastic. Highly recommended 
    As everyone mentioned the garden are amazing, even in October and contrary to many TA contributors the castle is also fantastic. Highly recommended  more »
  • entry fee is under 15 euros for chateau and gardens. The gardens are the star and are unesco listed. The project f this family run chateau is to recreate a renaissance garden. The experience is... 
    entry fee is under 15 euros for chateau and gardens. The gardens are the star and are unesco listed. The project f this family run chateau is to recreate a renaissance garden. The experience is...  more »
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  • A really lovely chateau that was a fun stop on the trip. It's smaller than some of the more popular chateaux but well kept and you can see quite a bit of the property. I loved seeing family pictures set out and to get a feel of their lives. The gardens are, of course, the best and are worth a stop just for that alone. There's a room in there upstairs that is a gallery of photos of the grounds and gardeners that is really lovely. The family art collection is on display and while there isn't anything in there I liked, it certainly was interesting!
  • What an amazing garden! I’m not sure I ever went to Versailles, but I sure saw a lot of castles, and this is more like a palace (on my definition of castle 😅, well on what I’m used to in Portugal and UK) but it is lovely! I had a great time seeing the castle and strolling through the garden. I didn’t get an audio guide but I listened a bit to the French tour, and even though I can’t speak French, I understood enough to say, if you get on time of a tour, take it ☺️. The tour is only on the castle, but the guide was funny and you could she she loved her job ☺️ This place is really worth a visit, and I need more vacation days to see all the castles 🥰

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