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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, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A monumental countryside villa surrounded by world-famous gardens, organized in the classic French...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A monumental countryside villa surrounded by world-famous gardens, organized in the classic French Renaissance style.

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Valladolid, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Didn't go into the chateau. Extensive and impressive gardens to take your breath away. Particularly liked the formal vegetable gardens near the chateau. So many types of gardens to wander and admire.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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91 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The gardens in this chateau are amazing. The chateau itself if beautiful inside is not as impressive as outside. Go for the gardens. We happened to be there for "Night of a Thousand Fireworks" in July, where the grounds are lit with candles. You go in the evening (though it doesn't get dark at that time of year until nearly... More 

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We decided to visit only gardens as we have seen so many castles on our trip. Gardens are really lovely. Well designed and looked after. You won't be dissapointed at all. On a nice sunny day you can spent a few hours here.

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DFW, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Chateau was a wonderful piece of history. The winding stairs to the room were uneven so be careful as you ascend and descend. You don't want to turn an ankle. The Gardens were excellent, well laid out, and well described as to where and why they were laid out, crop rotation as well as why certain crops were not... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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63 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well we decided to tour the chateau and the gardens even though everything I read said to skip the chateau. We were not impressed with the chateau and ended up leaving to go explore the gardens. At every turn you view something unique and beautiful. They are well worth the visit.

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Lyon, France
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are a garden enthusiast then you MUST go to Villandry. Wear comfortable shoes and prepare for a bit of a hike, do not forget your camera (or sketch pad) and make sure to have a minimum of two hours to visit. The chateau itself is wonderful because it is one of the few castles in the Loire which... More 

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Bangalore, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A must see, a jewel of the Loire valley. The gardens (I think 6-7 in all) will make to want to hang around for atleast 3-4 hrs. Even the bois (woods) are so peaceful - with a perfect view of the gardens (benches laid out at strategic points to take in the views).

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Quebec City, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited a lot of Castles while in the Val de Loire region. Villandry was one of my favorites. I recommend that you take the guided tour since it's already included in the price. Take time to walk around all the gardens, they are just beautiful!

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I spent half day there; castle is nice, but I've been charmed by the garden with its fruits/vegetables/trees...magic!!!

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