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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
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Stunning chateau and stunning gardens

Lovely big chateau that has everything going for it. Everything was in pristine condition and was interesting to view. The gardens were exsquisit which had everything from... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely big chateau that has everything going for it. Everything was in pristine condition and was interesting to view. The gardens were exsquisit which had everything from vegetables growing alongside box hedges to a little maze to explore. Inside the chateau you were given a real treat of the decor and atmosphere the chateau would have had during the day.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This experience is amazing, i prefer the gardens but and inside is a dream. I think the ticket is expensive.

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Province of Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful re visit to these gardens. We have been here several times, initially with my late father who loved it here too. Impeccable and inspirational place. Totally recommended.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the grounds are very extensive but Long walks so be fit! you can bring a picnic and have them in the park as well. the house is gorgeous and also quite large with a lot of stairs so not for the faint of heart or those who can't climb stairs. (not sure if they had any handicap access) Lovely small... More 

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New Market, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior was a disappointment, but the gardens are spectacular. A kitchen garden, and other: Love, Cross, Cloud, Sun, Children's, Maze, Water, Ornamental, Music!! Quite the designs.

Thank Sheila W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Amboise but it is accessible by bus, stopping almost outside the entrance. Interesting formal gardens but without the flower colour of Chenonceau from our perspective, at least when we were there in the 2nd week of May. Interesting house and presentation of life of Ann Coleman (daughter of US steel magnate) and Joachim Carvallo a Spaniard who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a highlight for our family. The castle is interesting but the gardens are truly spectacular. A must see in the Loire.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places in Val de Loire !! There's nothing more to add, the different gardens with their specific atmospheres are a pure and joyful dive into a paradise of flowers and nature. They definitely constitute the differentiated "chef d'oeuvre" of this domain with the castle as a nice add-on especially for the dungeon viewpoint

Thank Amphis
Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This place is a castle, or is it a museum? A working farm? Hardly. It is a most beautiful experience to wander the halls of this incredibly pretty place in the French countryside. The gardens are legend and the Chateau is stately. A must see for anyone in the area.

Thank Buck E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens make almost all formal gardens in the UK look rather modest. The layout, in many different sections and styles, are stunning. Quite apart from the design, the gardens (which are vast) are meticulously and continuously groomed by an army of hand-weeders and other gardeners. The setting, around the attractive and interesting chateau itself, is idyllic, with the village... More 

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