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CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY

The Château of Villandry, in the Centre Val de Loire region, is a Renaissance château that is located at the heart of three levels of terraced gardens. It is the last of the great Renaissance châteaux to have been built on the banks of the Loire River. Although the estate is renowned for the harmony of its architecture, it is especially well-known for its gardens that spread across three terraces and combine aesthetics, diversity, and harmony.

ESSENTIALS

The chateau's kitchen garden

The decorative kitchen garden mixes both flowers and vegetables in a checker-board design with a profusion of plants. From one season to the next the plantations change, offering a constantly renewed, three-dimensional painting of plants.

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ESSENTIALS

The water garden

The water garden is indisputably the most peaceful of the gardens on the estate. Its central stretch of water plays an essential role in the creation of a relaxing atmosphere; the sound of the fountains and the wide open areas of lawn generate a sense of calm and tranquility. An ideal location for relaxation and dreaming!

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HIDDEN TREASURE

The garden’s frivolity and gentleness

In the ornamental garden, the boxwood forms musical symbols, hearts, spirals, butterflies, fans, and more; all of which are allegories of tender, passionate, inconstant and tragic love.

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HIDDEN TREASURE

Recreational and educative gardens

To complete the visit of the estate, make a trip to the "simple garden" where medicinal and culinary plants are grown together. Also, be sure not to miss the new sun garden or the hedge maze where children, like their elders, love getting lost.

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