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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 2013
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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Chateau Gontier
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The grounds of this Chateau are Amazing, One of the best Potage's I have seen. Even if you are not into Gardening they are worth seeing.

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Cravant, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Even though we live just a quick drive away, we like to come back throughout the year to Villandry. Doesn't matter which season, there is always something to enjoy here. The gardens are beautifully maintained. Of course, from spring to the autumn when the gardens are constantly developing and special events take place, Villandry is particularly lovely. The flowers look... More

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Paris, France
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89 reviews 89 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you think only royalty lived in places like Chateau Villandry, it's worth noting that one of the original owners was an American, Anne Coleman! The gardens are of the Chateau Villandry supply fruit, vegetables, and flowers, not only for the chateau, but for the neighborhood and visitors. During the months when they harvest the vegetables, guest are invited to... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Amazing French park! The Chateau grounds are spectacular: meticulously maintained bright patterns, wonderful ponds with white swans, herb garden, and roses, roses, roses... So beautiful! The Chateau inside is also delightful. Plenty of parking and very nice picnic area just across the street from the Chateau. We had a wonderful lunch there with all the delicacies we bought at the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

For anyone interested in the design of formal gardens,past or present- Villandry can only be described as positively dazzling. I read somewhere that its not for everyone's taste. Someone expressed horror at "this prisoner camp for flowers". This pile is an example of a 16th century chateau with three sections to the garden plan: a ornamental garden,a kitchen garden and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The chateau is beautiful and its worth visiting and seeing how they lived back in the day, but the highlight is the perfectly manicured grounds. There is a large pond that had Swans gracefully gliding across, the grounds were perfect and the vegetable garden that is part of the display is fantastic. Take your time to stroll through the garden,... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We visited in early March; the gardens were not in full bloom but the topiaries and shaped hedges were still beautiful. We had the whole place to ourselves. It may not have been in full bloom but it was also not crawling with tourists. We walked up to the Belevedere and through the trees. Well worth the stop if you... More

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cornwall england
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We visited in December when the gardens were at their worst but the chateau was a pure delight to wander with no one watching you i.e National Trust in G.B. Well worth it the gardens will only get better as the year goes on

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Built in 1536 Château de Villandry has changed many owners until 1906 when Joachim Carvallo bought it to house his important art collection mainly from 17th c. 15 rooms elegantly decorated reveal the last owner's taste. The Oriental Drawing Room has the ceiling of Maqueda Ducal Palace and it took one whole year to reassemble its 3.600 pieces. The view... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Went in April 2013 with 4 kids and whilst it was a late, cold Spring there was enough life in the gardens to make the visit worthwhile. We wandered around for a few hours and enjoyed the gardens especially the view from the wooded hillside. The Chateau itself was very impressive and was got me was how full it was... More

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