Castle

Château de Villandry

93 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Susan
Susan
June 27, 2021
The castle is lovely, but most people visit for the gardens. 12 full time gardeners maintain nine hectares of spectacular gardens. The gardens look different depending on the season so this is a castle to visit multiple times.
Natalya & Jawad
Natalya & Jawad
May 5, 2021
The lands where an ancient fortress once stood were known as Columbine until the 17th century. They were acquired in the early 16th century by Jean Le Breton, France's Controller-General for War under King Francis I, and a new château was constructed around the original 14th-century keep where King…
Glyn
Glyn
May 26, 2019
Its not really the chateau that we recommend, although beautiful, it is the stunning gardens. Laid out like a glorified 'potager' with formal planting, mixed with garden veg and flowers. A large lake with swans and a garden with perennial flowers, more like an English garden. Plenty of walks with…
Valérie
Valérie
December 22, 2018
Un incontournable...
Marie
Marie
August 3, 2017
Garden, and potager." à la française". Typical classic garden.

Unique things to do nearby

Parlons en français
  1. Language class
  2. 3 hours
From Price:£42/person

Places to stay nearby

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire townhouse
  2. 1 bed
☀️ View of Villandry Castle, historic centre
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  2. 4 beds
A Campaign Party in Villandry
SUPERHOST
  1. Barn
  2. 1 bed
Charming cottage 500 m from the Château de Villandry
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
L'Ecrin, duplex ⭐️⭐️, in the heart of Villandry
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  1. Hotel room
  2. 1 bed
Villandry: Bed and breakfast
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 6 beds
Loire Valley Loire Valley Lovely Man
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 3 beds
Charming house in Villandry-Châteaux de la Loire
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 3 beds
Renaissance House.
  1. Farm stay
  2. 4 beds
Bec du Cher Bed & Breakfast
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. 6 beds
House"Nature&Chateaux" in Villandry

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“Imposing medieval castle with wonderful views over the Loire. Explore dungeons where templar knights were imprisoned. Go on Thursday morning to combine with the market. Stop for a meal or beer in the quaint old town below the fortress.”
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“This graceful riverside castle was the home to French kings and final resting place of Leonardo Da Vinci. We recommend combining with a visit to Clos Luce 250 metres up the road, or a visit to Chenonceau 20 mins away. The village has lovely restaurants and bistros nestled around the base of the castle.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Establishment
“The magnificent chateau with remains of an earlier chateau in the grounds. Amazing tree house for children in the grounds. Views over the town and the River Loire from the ramparts.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Garden
“One of our favorite nearby castles! Built in the 1400's, the Château du Rivau seems to come straight out of a fairy tale. Its shape is reminiscent of 13th century fortified castles as suggest the square layout one can still discern. The square shaped keep was the heart of the castle’s fortification. The 12 gardens of Rivau are designated a Jardin Remarquable (by a French organization that recognizes remarkable gardens).[2] They are inspired by fairy tales and legends and take the visitors on a beautiful and fantastical journey. The Rivau fairytale gardens are also a treat for rose lovers and gardeners, as they display a collection of more than 300 roses from famous rose breeders such as André Eve or David Austin. The gardens are dog friendly, as long as they're kept on a leash during the visit.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Location
3 Rue Principale
Villandry, Centre-Val de Loire 37510
Phone+33 2 47 50 02 09
Reservations
Yes
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
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