Castle and Gardens of Villandry : This site is remarkable for the harmony of its architecture and its gardens. It is well-known mostly for its gardens, that unite on four levels esthetics, diversity and harmony.
It is the last of the grand Loire castles built during the Renaissance period in the Loire valley.
Since 1906, it has belonged to the Carvallo family. Joachim Carvallo created the gardens around 1910.
The castle has been restructured in the 18th century and recently restored. It is a homey and family-friendly place where every room brings a different period to life, thanks to its furniture and careful decoration.
Surface : 7 ha
- Opening 2020 :
The gardens are open every day, all year round, from 9:00 a.m. until nightfall.
The castle is open from 9 a.m. from February 10 to November 11, 2020 as well as during the Christmas holidays.
- Visits :
Guided visits , Duration of a guided visit : 1h15 .
Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
Gardens : Individual visit with leaflet or audio guide.
Castle : Individual visit with leaflet or audio guide. Guided tours of the castle only in French at fixed times reserved for individuals.
Groups: contact us.
- Charges :
Castle & Gardens :
Adults: 11 euros; Price for young people 8-18 years old : 7 euros
Group (minimum 15 people): 8.50 euros.
Gardens only :
Adults : 7 euros; Price for young people 8-18 years old : 5 euros.
Group (minimum 15 people) : 5.50 euros.
Free for children under 8.
Audioguide (adult or children version) 4 euros to add to the entry price.
- Services :
Shop, Public lavatory, Tearoom, Fastfood-Restaurant, Restaurant, Saloons to let, Seminars, Cocktails, Marriage photos, Children's playground, Wheelchairs at your disposal, Pedagogical presentations, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Castle visitation, Exhibition visitation, Diaporama about the gardens, audioguide.
- Access :
By the A85, Villandry is just half an hour from Chenonceau!
Coming from Paris? It’s dead easy!
By car (150 miles): A10, exit 24 (Joué-lès-Tours), then A85 towards Saumur, exit 8 (Villandry)
By rail: from Paris Montparnasse (55 mins), then by taxi from Tours or Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station (20 mins)
Coming from Nantes?
By car: A11 then A85, exit 8 (Villandry)
By rail: 90 mins, then by taxi from Tours or Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station (20 mins)
By minibus : more informations here
By Shuttle PARIS / VILLANDRY: PARISCityVISION runs a regular shuttle service departing from Paris. For more informations click here
By public transport: Fil Bleu shuttle bus service daily throughout July and August. For enquiries, please contact the bus operator: +33 2 47 66 70 70 – www.filbleu.fr
Or by bike! Follow the Loire à Vélo (Loire by Bike) route (9 miles). The Loire à Vélo cycle routes can be downloaded at: www.loireavelo.fr
GPS (Lat x Long) : 47.341069000, 0.513010000