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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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Absolutely worth the stop – but only for gardens.

Chateau itself is not open to public. Gardens are beautiful & perfectly manicured. Each portion of the gardens has a theme. lunch stops available just outside the chateau entrance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Chateau itself is not open to public. Gardens are beautiful & perfectly manicured. Each portion of the gardens has a theme. lunch stops available just outside the chateau entrance.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing vegetable and topiary gardens. An astounding amount of work must go into creating and maintaining these beautiful gardens. The more informal flwoers garden is an absolute joy, filled with a wonderful variety of beautiful plants. Sadly did not have time to visit the interior of the chateau - another time!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and must see gardens! We didn't visit the Chateau inside because we had no time, but it seemed to be very good.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As per other reviews, I can only repeat, that this is an experience not to be missed. The gardens are simply wonderful, and immaculately kept - there wasn't a hair out of place! We went as part of a coach tour, and were restricted to two hours, which gave us an insight, but not enough to simply relax and take... More 

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Westoning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

No superlative can really describe the magnificence of the gardens with the unique insight to the history of kitchen gardens. The romantic gardens with the passions are a must see and viewed from the castle ramparts is essential. Although it rained cats and dogs we bought caps from the souvenir shop and walked through the gardens it was an exquisite... More 

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Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Visited today with 3 children and Granny. Everybody enjoyed the castle and the gardens. Reasonable entry price. €10 for adult for both chateau and gardens. Information leaflets available in English and many other languages. All signs in French and English. There is also an audio guide you can download for free in advance for your phone from their website. Pleasant... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The chateau in U form and surrounded by a moat was constructed in 1536 and is the last of the great ones built during the Renaissance. In 1906 it was purchased by Spanish born doctor and scientist Joachim Carvallo and his American wife who not only restored the castle but also brought back the much admired Renaissance gardens. Villandry is... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had the most fun visiting the Chateau de Villandry. The gardens are absolutely stunning and are a must-see if visiting the Loire Valley. The chateau and gardens weren't overly crowded and there were plenty of activities - riding around the grounds on a horse-drawn carriage, walking up to the viewpoint for a panoramic view of the gardens, going through... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The first impression this Renaissance chateau made on me was not the architecture but rather the planted decorative gardens. While the Italian-influenced architecture here is quite sober in its elegance, the gardens are bursting with colour. Hidden behind the wrap-around vine-covered walkways above the geometric beds are the vegetable and medicinal garden areas amass with all manner of herbs and... More 

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Southam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Even if you have never visited a garden go here, I've never seen anything quite like it and I'm confident you won't have either. Of all the loire chateaux that we've visited this is our favourite. The buildings are beautifully restored, and the gardens are a delight and so engaging, you can spend a really lovely morning wandering round them.

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Additional Information about Chateau de Villandry

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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