Château and Gardens of Villandry

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.

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.

Spoken languages ​​:French, English
Languages ​​documentation:French, English, German, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Czech
Visiting languages:French, English
Home groups:yes
Information panel :French English
Pets allowed

Full adult price : 12,00 €

Full adult price : 7,50 €

Child rate : 7,00 €

Child rate : 5,00 €

Means of payment

  • Credit Card
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Visa

Period (s) Morning Afternoon Opening day Closing day
01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022 - -

Individual visits

Free visit (permanence):yes
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Duration of the visit:02:30
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Group tours

Free visit (permanence):yes
Free visit (request):
Guided tour (permanence):no
Guided tour (request):yes
Duration of the visit:02:00
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Associated services

  • Accueil Vélo en
  • La Loire à vélo en
  • Qualité Tourisme en
  • Palace
  • Park
  • Pleasure garden
  • French style
  • On the terrace
  • Small mixed / monastic style

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