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Chateau de Villandry

Address: 3 rue principale, 37510 Villandry, France
Phone Number: 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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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197 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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93 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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Wales, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
63 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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