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Chateau de Villandry

3 rue principale, 37510 Villandry, France
33 (0) 2 47 50 02 09
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Villandry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Gardens, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Description: A monumental countryside villa surrounded by world-famous gardens, organized in the classic French Renaissance style.
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lincolnshire UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had limited time at this venue so weren't able to do the chateau but the gardens alone are worth the visit. We were lucky that it was quite quiet so everything was calm and peaceful. The sun shone and the formal planting was exceptional despite it being late September. The arrangement of the beds and borders is inspiring with... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

we saw five of the Loire Chateaux in 3 days and of all of them we suggest that it is a "must" to visit because of the quite beautiful and astounding gardens although the Chateau itself is also worth a visit - the gardens are apparently laid out as the monks created them some 6/700 years ago

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went to Villandry to see the gardens, but decided to tour the Chateau, since we were there. It's €6.50 for the gardens, €10 for both. My wife said this is her favorite chateau of the six we've visited. She loved the scale and livability of the spaces. The tour guide book is available in many languages, but the signs... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We have visited these gardens many times they are stunning. We don't bother with the chateau having visited it in the past. To walk slowly round these fabulous gardens is an absolute joy, there is so much to see from the ornamental vegetable gardens to the numerous water features. Plenty of seats around to take your ease and soak up... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Villandry was the first chateau we visited on our journey across France and definitelly the one we will always remember for its beautiful, very well laid out gardens. Chateau itself is not so big, but with very nice decorations and interiors.

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I was a little chateaux'd out by the time I reached chateau Villandry, but boy the gardens and setting here are simply stunning. There is not a leaf or bloom out of place and it is manicured within an inch of its life ..... it is simply beautiful. Whether you want to take a stroll round the formal garden ,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

You can visit only the gardens if you don't want to visit inside of the chateau. They sell different tickets for the chateau and its gardens. The gardens are amazing. Two hours will be enough for visiting here. We enjoy very much there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This castle was great to see with its mote, but wait until you see the gardens! They are incredible and anyone could spend hours wandering around the beautifully manincured garden with its colourful array of fruit and vegetables and flowers.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The chateau is very lovely but the gardens are the main draw card here. Wonderful ornamental and edible gardens and arbours. Must see.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the most famous ornamental vegetable garden in the world, and well worth visiting. Even though it was a rainy day we enjoyed our visit, specially since the gardens were not too crowded. Make sure you also look inside the chateau as it is beautifully decorated, and has great views from the roof top. There is a free car... More

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