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Chateau de Villandry and Gardens Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Chateau de Villandry, 3 rue Principale, 37510 Villandry France

    Explore the emblematic Chateau de Villandy for a unique insight of Renaissance into the architecture and gardens of the Renaissance.

    Discover the Chateau where you will find a lively and refined interior reflecting the French "Art de Vivre" in the 18th century.

    The decorative kitchen garden has a profusion of colourful flowers and vegetables planted in a chequerboard plan. The effect of the seasonal variations is an ever-changing three-dimensional picture.

     In the ornamental garden, the box hedges form musical symbols, but pride of place is given to hearts, scrolls, butterflies, fans … allegories of love  - tender, passionate, fickle and tragic.

     The water garden is the most tranquil:  here the pool takes centre stage, with the sound of the fountains and the great lawned spaces bringing visitors a feeling of calm and tranquillity. This is the most peaceful garden you could find, ideal for relaxing or just dreaming!

     The site is completed by the herb garden, with its medicinal and culinary plants, and the arboured maze, where adults and children love to lose themselves.

     Villandry has been in the Carvallo family since 1906. It was Joachim Carvallo, a Spaniard,  and his American wife, Ann Coleman, who created the gardens around 1910.

    The castle, which was refurbished in the 18th century, has recently been restored.

    This is a friendly, family home, where every room tells the story of an era, thanks to its furniture and careful decoration.
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    Chateau de Villandry
    • Villandry App (available in 5 languages - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian)
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Villandry
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Audioguide
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Free admission for children under 8 years old
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This is such a lovely place with seasonal gardens of flowers and vegetables. It has beauriful views from inside the castle as well as outside. Check out the pond with the swans. A must see!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ms18kgold
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Better than Versailles: a lot of parking and no lines queues. Good castle and gardens. Come in when the weather is nice for outdoors.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank PavelU
    Reviewed September 8, 2019

    We were travelling to La Rochelle after Fontainebleau and I decided to stay halfway at Le Haut des Lys( excellent hotel)on Friday 6th which was in the same village as the chateau and only 5 miles to Chateau de Langeais. Chateau Villandry was interesting and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank busterSolihull
    Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

    Both formal & informal gardens wonderfully laid out with edible colourful vegetables in amongst the squares. Plenty of shaded walks, so even on a really hot, sunny day, it is a comfortable experience.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank CumbriaPhil
    Reviewed August 23, 2019

    We went there after a day trip to Tours in the late afternoon. There was plenty of parking. easy to get to and the castle is just across the street. We decided to only visit the famous gardens. Every year the plants (Flowers and fruit...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Peter_R_NZ
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    August 7, 2019|
    Response from glennm921 | Reviewed this property |
    There are some days with restrictions as to admission. I suggest you check the website for your specific date.
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