Opening Hours:

09:00am – 19:30pm (summer) 17:00pm rest of the year

Excursion Details:
  • The Château de Villandry is a grand country house located in Villandry, in the département of Indre-et-Loire, France. It is especially known for its beautiful gardens.
  • Villandry castle used to be a medieval fortress until Jean Le-Breton, who was also the owner of Chateau de Villesavin, bought it in 1532.
  • The Chateau de Villandry was built in the early 1500s. It was one of the last of the Loire chateaux of the Renaissance period. In 1906 the gardens which had been destroyed in the 19th century were recreated in keeping with the style of the chateau.
  • The gardens cover 9 hectares and include six distinct gardens: a water garden, with ponds and fountains; an ornamental garden with intricate patterns of clipped box filled with different flowers according to the seasons; and an enormous vegetable garden.
  • 22 acres of gardens and woods, A 2.5 acre-kitchen garden, 52 kilometers of trimmed box trees, 115 000 flower and vegetable plants, 10 gardeners.
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