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Chateau de Villandry

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Address: 3 rue principale, 37510 Villandry, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 50 02 09
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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Amazing gardens and very nice Castle

It is not so common to find in one single place an oustanding garden, huge and rich of flowers and plants put in the ground in order to make shapes, figures, which can give the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Albano Laziale, Italy
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Albano Laziale, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It is not so common to find in one single place an oustanding garden, huge and rich of flowers and plants put in the ground in order to make shapes, figures, which can give the visitors different meanings (love, luck, prosperity etc.) and a Castle enriched with original fornitures belonging to 1800 and paintings also older than that. This is... More 

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Lound, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Third visit to Villandry and never once been into the Chateau; the gardens are the stars here and I'm not even a gardener! The Vegetable Garden is stunning and like no other vegetable patch I've ever seen. However don't miss all the other parts of this magical place; The Water Garden, The Sun Garden, The Ornamental Garden, etc. Great value... More 

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Westmount, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you compare Villandry to some of the other Châteaux in France, it's a bit disappointing. But the gardens are incredible. The catch? You need to see some of them from up high, which means you need to actually get into the Château to see them from the correct perspective. But even if you skip the Château, there are plenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A garden high on the list to see if you are a garden lover. We thought we wouldnt have enough time to do both the gardens and the chateau so opted for just the garden entry as that was the main reason for being here. The suggested route takes you up on the terrace to look down on and gape... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Actually it's a stunning chateau but the gardens is what it's famous for. Those are spectacular and a must see.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Go to Villandry for its gardens. They are stunning in appearance and variety - look out for the grapes, pears and peppers in the vegetable garden. The chateau is an attractive backdrop: it's good as a viewing platform for the gardens, but there are far more impressive architectural specimens in the area. In fact the fish - there are lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The garden is beautiful though I am not a fan of renaissance garden. The fresh and vibrant color, the fragrance of the flowers, herbs and fruits; the line and the formality of the layout of the garden; all in all this place is so eye pleasing and comfortable. For the interior, it is all right. There is nothing special and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Not to be missed for the beauty, perfection, and color variation of its gardens. Orchards (potagers) were our favorite section. There were even hedges made of 10 different species of apple tree. The entire property is extremely well kept and the visit to the interior of the castle very pleasant. From the upper terrace, the view of the gardens is... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We visited during a motorhome tour of the Loire region and were not disappointed. Really easy to find from the motorway exit, and a big motorhome aire a short walk from the Chateau in the nearby village. We only visited the gardens as we thought both chateau and garden would be too much for our six year old. The gardens... More 

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Churchville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited the Chateau de Villandry in June. We opted for the entry to the gardens only. We absolutely loved walking through the alleys and taking in the sights and smells of the different gardens. We recommend walking the trail in the woods on the property to capture a great view of the gardens. Our 3 children, 10, 7, 6... More 

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