Châteaux gardens

The Loire châteaux are outstanding structures not only for the splendour of their architecture and interiors, but also for their wonderful gardens, including French-style gardens, English parks, vegetable gardens with a flourishing array of heirloom vegetables or old roses, as well as vineyards and forests. The estates are also ideal for wandering around on foot and are sometimes even the main feature of the property, like for example the incredible Renaissance gardens of the Château of Villandry, the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire which hosts the famous annual International Garden Festival, or the fairytale gardens of the Château of Le Rivau.