CASTLE AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
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The last of the great castles built during the Renaissance, this edifice, built on a platform surrounded by a moat, follows the typical layout of the period: a main building flanked by two wings in return. It was profoundly remodelled in the 18th century by its purchaser Michelangelo de Castellane, but it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that Joachim Carvallo restored it to its original character by removing the architectural additions. He also endeavoured to reconstruct the gardens by drawing inspiration from reference works on Renaissance art, borrowing the vegetable garden from the monastic tradition and the ornaments from the Italian influence. Today, these gardens, which are among the most beautiful in France, are still maintained by his descendants. The gardeners offer their vegetable harvest to visitors at the end of the season. Possibility of tasting on the spot at the restaurant of the château La Douce Terrasse. "Villandry en famille" (Villandry with the family) allows the youngest visitors to enjoy the visit in a playful and active way during which they will discover the place, the gardens and their work while having fun. The François I room is accessible as part of the tour of the château! In summer, the Nights of a Thousand Fires, and in winter, Christmas in the Land of Castles are magical moments.
Information on CASTLE AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
The Loire by bike. Bike welcome. Gardens open all year round. Castle open from early February to mid-November and from early December to early January. Open from 9am. Closing times according to season. Free up to 8 years old. Adult: 12 € (7.50 € for the gardens alone). Children (from 8 to 18 years old): 7 € (5 € for the gardens alone). Audioguide: 4 €. Reduced rates in winter. Tourism & Handicap Label. Remarkable Garden Label. Tourism Quality Label. Bicycle welcome. Classified Unesco. Children's welcome (children's welcome (game book, garden trails)). Catering. Shop. Animations.
Services offered by CASTLE AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY
Accessible aux fauteuils roulants
Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
Aménagements pour handicapés mentaux
Aménagements pour malvoyants
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