Gardens of Villandry

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Laid out in terraces, Villandry's gardens are the epitome of Renaissance architectural conventions. The unusual Renaissance kitchen garden features a colourful patchwork spread over a couple of acres. The ornamental garden overflows with allegories, while the herb garden is rich in scents. The water garden and its Louis XV mirror-like pool is set in a cloister. The sun garden, a former meadow, dominates the estate.

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Address:

3 rue Principale, 37510 Villandry

Phone:

+33 2 47 50 02 09

Price:

7 € (-7 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 9am-7.30pm; Mar-Jun and Sep: 9am-7pm; Oct: 9am-6.30pm; Feb and 1st fortnight Nov: 9am-5.30pm; rest of year: 9am-5pm

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The gardens of the Château de Villandry

In the heart of the Loire Valley, the Villandry estate is home to an intricate lacework of gardens. This plant world is the work of one man who devoted his life to creating a universe that would appeal as much to the senses as to the mind.
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