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Chateau de Villandry

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Address: 3 rue principale, 37510 Villandry, France
Phone Number: 33 (0) 2 47 50 02 09
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Activities: Walking
Description: A monumental countryside villa surrounded by world-famous gardens...
A monumental countryside villa surrounded by world-famous gardens, organized in the classic French Renaissance style.
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Gardens and gardens.

Me, my wife and my mother were here for a day. We liked the fruits and vegetables that they grow around. It was happening a fair of regional products and we proved some. Delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Tel Aviv
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220 reviews 220 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have heard good things of the gardens and were excited to see them. Unfortunately April is not the right time to visit. The chateau itself is nice, though not as special as others. The gardens have great potential when they bloom but at this time they are sad and colorless. The maze is practically dead and there are barly... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Me, my wife and my mother were here for a day. We liked the fruits and vegetables that they grow around. It was happening a fair of regional products and we proved some. Delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful visit today in early March and we managed to score a superb day which reached nearly 19oC!! Was wonderful to wander in the gardens which had very few visitors so no awful crowds to try to blank out. Although the majority of the gardens beds were dormant and empty the lovely hedging and structures still made this a... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This chateau has the most beautiful gardens in FRANCE.Make a quick visite in the castle,then go in the gardens,the gardens use to be a meeting place between the ladies and the chevaliers and the monks were the links between them,by taking the letters from one part fo the other part,transporting the letters in their sleeves.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were there late November and even if it was late in the season , we found the gardens to be be amongst the most beautiful we have seen in the world ! We first visited the ''Château'' with the audio guides ( we strongly recommend them ) and found the visit quite informative and interesting ! Then we went... More 

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Go there in summer when flowers are at the best. Just take your time...and look around...with family or friends this is fine and do not forget to test the wine from the region and visit caves around

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a spectacular place to admire these beautiful gardens, and you can see an incredible vegetable garden !!! Was a pleasure to be there.

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Lauzerte, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Truly beautiful gardens, a delight to wander around. The chateau itself is also lovely with some beautiful decor, particularly the oriental drawing room. Well worth a visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Chateau de Villandry is located on the banks of the Cher River in the small town of Villandry, France. It is also located about 10 miles west of Tours, France (and is an easy drive from Tours). The Chateau was built in 1536 on the site of an old medieval castle (the original keep is still there). In 1906... More 

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Valladolid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Once you go to visit Loira's castle, this one hasn't anything special, but its wonderful gardens. Very varied plants and flowers, and lots of hiden sites where you can get lost listening to the water pouring down the ponds or enjoying the different nice smellings of the flowers ands trees or just stay in the shadow of a tree.

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