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CHATEAU ET JARDINS DE VILLANDRY

VILLANDRY - 37
from 7€ /pers.

Monument

A host of colours: purple basil, red peppers, blue leeks... The exceptional beauty of the decorative kitchen garden is what makes the Villandry gardens so special. The beautifully furnished, elegant 16th century chateau towers over the gardens. This famous plant mosaic was recreated in the early 20th century based on the Renaissance model. Organic gardening practices are now observed here. This unique, charming site also boasts an ornamental garden, a water garden, an herb garden, a labyrinth and a sun garden.

Gardens

At the foot of the last major Château to be built on the banks of the Loire, Carvallo and Sons have since 1910 used their immense talent to reinvent four vast formal terraced gardens of international fame. In the famous decorative vegetable garden, the plants evolve with the seasons and offer a 3D vegetal vista. In the ornamental area, the box-trees surrounding the tulips and annuals adopt shapes that symbolise love. On the lawn, the pond and fountains are dreamlike, before you reach the maze of arbours. Family visit: Six unique and multi-faceted gardens await you in the grounds of the château. In each one, find the signs and information points, and listen to the audio guide* to understand why these beautiful gardens are also extremely useful.

Opening times
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Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Document languages
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portugese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Themes of the site
  • Palace
Site categories
  • Listed or registered
Garden themes
  • Pleasure garden
Garden categories
  • Greenhouse and orangery
  • Herbs / medicinal plants
  • Listed or registered
  • Plant collection
  • Vegetable garden
Styles of garden
  • French style
  • On the terrace
  • Small mixed / monastic style
Prices
Audioguide extra charge at € 4
Discount rate from € 5 to € 7
Full adult price from € 7 to € 11
Group rate from € 5.5 to € 8.5
Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Cash
  • Holiday vouchers
  • JCB card
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Visa
Individual visits
  • Continuous unaccompanied
  • Guided visits on request
  • Continuous guided
  • Average duration: 2h30
Languages of the visit
  • Visit: French, English, Polish
  • Audio guide: French, English, German, Brazilian, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian
  • Signs: French, English
Facilities
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Crepes / pizzeria
  • Play area
  • Shop
  • Tea room
  • Traditional restaurant
Activities
  • Activities
  • Conferences
  • Junior workshop
  • Son & Lumière
  • Temporary exhibitions
Tourism and disabilities
Mental handicapVisual handicapMotor handicap
Information
  • Groups welcome (from 15 people)
  • Left luggage
  • Pets welcome
  • Rental space

CHATEAU ET JARDINS DE VILLANDRY

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Château and Gardens of Villandry
3 rue Principale
37510, VILLANDRY
France
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