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Chateau de Villandry

3 rue principale, 37510 Villandry, France
33 (0) 2 47 50 02 09
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Villandry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Gardens, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Description: A monumental countryside villa surrounded by world-famous gardens, organized in the classic French Renaissance style.
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Like most of the chateau in this area they claim to be accessible to people who are disabled. It quickly became obvious at the ticket desk that entrance to the chateau was not possible so i bought a ticket for the garden only . The gardens are superb but the recommended route for the disabled ends near the side of... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The car park was busy and we queued to get in but the chateau and gardens absorbed the visitors and we didn't feel overcrowded at all. The chateau is interesting, but the best part of the building tour is the views it offers over the gardens. The gardens are fantastic, each area has its own charm. Helpful explanations of some... More

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California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A must to see in Villandry (Loire Valley) France....the Chateau de Villandry & it's spectacular gardens! They are so artfully laid out that they appear to be a fabulous painting. The Chateau is a castle or palace & is privately owned, but is open to the public & well worth the ticket to see. Check ahead for days & times.... More

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Amsterdam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing gardens, loved the setting. The first chateau we visited so the 3 others had to compete with Villandry go & visit you will love it!

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Bucharest, Romania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The chateau is nice but the gardens are the ones really worth it. You can spend some time there and take long walks through those amazing gardens. Really beautiful.

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Southern England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited the gardens of Chateaux de Villandry this August, stunning from tip to toe, the potage gardens, topiary and bedding planting are superb The place is immaculate One of the finest gardens and most beautiful I have ever seen, a must see for any horticulturalist Plus a lovely brasserie style restaurant attached serving the produce grown

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A must visit chateau in the Loire Valley. You can pay just to visit the gardens or both gardens and the chateau. I payed for both, but definetely the main attraction is the gardens. And it´s possible to take amazing pictures from a small hill side to the chateau.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The main reason to travel to this Chateau are the beautiful gardens. The weather cooperated enough so we toured before the rain came. The Gardens were beautifully manicured and accented with a variety of fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. It is likely that the gardens would have been at its best during spring and early summer when there are more... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Strolling in the vegetable gardens and seeing all the vegetables ready for picking. Also pear and fruit trees along the walkway are very tempting. The grapes hanging over the archways. Being able to sit on the benches lank the way. A must see.

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Chateau Villandry is set amongst some of the most wonderful historic gardens maintained to a genuinely high standard and true to their original layout and purpose. You can wander for a long time around these beautiful gardens, each with its own theme and feel, they transport you back to the past and make any visit to the Loire Valley that... More

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