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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 - 5:00 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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Spectacular Formal Gardens

Having just been to Chenonceau, we did not visit the Chateau at Villandry, but instead bought tickets for the gardens only. In early June, the garden displays were beautiful. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Having just been to Chenonceau, we did not visit the Chateau at Villandry, but instead bought tickets for the gardens only. In early June, the garden displays were beautiful. The brochure contains a map and some other tidbits of useful and interesting information. To me, the vegetable garden was the most interesting, since it is rare to see vegetable plants... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not as crowded as some of the other chateaux, but just as beautiful. Give yourself plenty of time to stroll through the gardens which are magnificent.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best Chateau - amazing along with beautiful gardens and woods - you could spend the whole day in the Chateau and grounds and excellent for children as there is a maze

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Villandry Gardens are the most beautiful gardens I have seen. We spent a wonderful 2 hours strolling through the gardens. Despite a light rain the weather did not spoil our wonderful visit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to see gardens, this is the place to go. Perfect formal gardens for a long afternoon walk. The Chateau itself had interesting history. I highly recommend it.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I hadn't done my research before visiting here so I was absolutely stunned by the gardens. We visited here on a Riviera tour and were advised for the best views to go up stairs through the front of the chateau and look down onto the gardens from the upper terrace. Well absolutely stunning, huge gardens are spread out before you,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Everybody says how amazing these gardens are and they are not kidding. They are set up with a carefully designed mix of vegetables and flowers of different shades of color and textures to create a stunning overall effect. The gardens are based on medieval designs. They put those at Versailes and other palaces in France to shame. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We found ample parking just across the road, not expensive to visit the Chateau and gardens. Delightful place, you could spend hours strolling the grounds. Views from the Chateau are wonderful, the manicured gardens must take a small army to upkeep!! Well worth stopping by and experiencing.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The chateau itself is very nice, but the highlight here is the gardens. The chateau was finished in 1536 and was the last great Renaissance chateau built on the Loire. There is an excellent English handout to help you navigate the chateau and the gardens. There is even a small maze that's fun to try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very beautiful place. The chateau was a residence and you can walk around and observe everything (the kids loved it). The gardens are amazing, and the kitchens garden are superb! I can't imagine it before saw it. There are a nice playground for kids, and a mazze too.

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Additional Information about Chateau de Villandry

Address: Address: 3 rue principale, 37510 Villandry, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 50 02 09
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Villandry
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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