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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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Well worth visiting.

Really well worth taking the time to visit. Wonderful building and gardens. Quite inspiring and makes you want to do something more clever with your own garden back at home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Really well worth taking the time to visit. Wonderful building and gardens. Quite inspiring and makes you want to do something more clever with your own garden back at home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a lovely afternoon in Villandry The chateau itself is interesting and has been restored in recent years. Many of the rooms are a bit less "exotic" than rooms you'd see in other Loire chateaux but this is actually quite refreshing as some chateaux are actually too "full on". In Villandry you can actually imagine a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The gardens are really what this chateau is all about. Whilst the chateau itself is nice to wander around and see some of this history the gardens really are spectacular. We visited on a nice sunny day and really had a nice relaxed visit. It is worth going to the terrace to get a good overview of the garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place. Easy to find and loads of parking space available within 200 yds from entrance. Buy the combined ticket for chateau and gardens - great value. The castle's history is interesting and v well explained. The tour is logically laid out with audio available. We didn't bother and it is quite easy to find your own way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A very elegant chateau with a chequered past. The only part of the original structure is the 14th century keep ( which you can clearly see from outside). It's a light airy interesting chateau with several furnished rooms and lovely views out over the Renaissance gardens. The gardens were developed by Joachim Carvallo in the early 1900s and shows what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

After seeing so many chateaus I can't say I was impressed by the interior but I was definitely impressed by the exterior!! Gardens were superb, the best attraction of the chateau!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited on Sunday and it was difficult to get to by public transport . We took the train fm Amboise to Tours, then realised there was limited buses ( the blue bus) going to villandry . So plan your travel ahead as we had wasted quite some time figuring out buses when we got there. So we ended up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The chateau is beautiful but the gardens are amazing! Don't miss this one when touring the Loire Valley. I think the gardens are more impressive than Versailles and are so well kept. You can buy a ticket just for the gardens but the chateau is worth seeing as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Thie is one of the prime examples of a great garden for a major chateau. Seen in Spring it is almost overwhelming in its lush character, but is a kitchen garden as well as a flower garden. To see it and the chateau is to gain some sense of what life was like in the aristocratic past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This Chateau has an amazing garden. We were lucky with the weather as it was warm and sunny. Definitely recommend to visit this place over the summer when the garden in its prime wouldn't go there any other time of the year. Now some practical information. We got there by car and were worried about parking and pricing. You can... More 

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