Chateau de Villandry, Villandry

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Considered by many people to be the most beautiful gardens anywhere, Chateau de Villandry owner, Henri Carvallo, proudly and jovially keeps the property maintained in immaculate condition for your enjoyment. Its famous Renaissance gardens, include a water garden, ornamental flower gardens, and vegetable gardens. The garden layout includes formal patterns created with low box hedges. You can learn more about the gardens and castle with a guided tour available in English. Take your sweetheart on a carriage ride, and then play tennis on the real grass court complete with free rule sheets for the classic game. Plan my day in Villandry using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Stunning gardens made this a favorite of the six chateaus we visited on our trip. There’s a maze and children’s play area, and a serene shaded walking path above the expansive gardens. We enjoyed... 
    Stunning gardens made this a favorite of the six chateaus we visited on our trip. There’s a maze and children’s play area, and a serene shaded walking path above the expansive gardens. We enjoyed...  more »
  • These are superlative gardens. We loved the view of them from above and also walking through them. The vegetable gardens were especially amazing. The chateau itself had interesting rooms and we were.....  more
    These are superlative gardens. We loved the view of them from above and also walking through them. The vegetable gardens were especially amazing. The chateau itself had interesting rooms and we were.....  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens. The chateau is less impressive, but it's worth a visit just to stroll through the gardens themselves. A good place for kids and pets, given that they have plenty of space to run around. We also found this one of the less busy chateau's to visit (perhaps because the grounds are so large and everyone can spread out).
  • I'm not sure I went through the castle properly, but the grounds are so amazing, it doesn't matter. I'd been here years ago, but didn't realize until this visit that the gardens have tons of fruits and vegetables growing in them. Like the tiny apple tree borders that are in there border of nearly all of the plants. To see it from above, I was sure it was all ornamental. To have it be functional and ornamental is amazing. And the water garden is also beautiful.

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