France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Villandry, France Guide
An imposing château, but even more impressive gardens—sumptuous, really.


 

   

 

Most visitors come to the little Loire River town of Villandry (map) to visit the impressive Château de Villandry, but even more visitors come to enjoy the château's famous gardens.

You can visit both the château and its gardens. Even if you've already visited lots of Loire Valley châteaux and you don't feel the urge to see yet one more, you can enjoy the extensive gardens for an hour or more.

You may want to plan your visit to Villandry along with visits to nearby châteaux: Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Langeais, and Ussé. More...

  Office de Tourisme, Villandry, France

Villandry's little Office de Tourisme is in the park at the intersection of the D7 and D16 highways, just a few minutes' walk west from the entrance to the château.

To drive to Villandry, follow Highway D7 from Tours.

Touraine Fil Vert Ligne V regional buses (map) connect Villandry with Azay-le-Rideau, Vallieres, Savonnières and Tours on Wednesday and Saturday all year, and also in summer (July & August) on Sunday and Monday. The bus stops right in front of the château.

Villandry has no train service. The nearest train station is at Savonnières, 4 km (2-1/2 miles) to the northeast (map), from which you can take a taxi, or rent a bicycle, or walk.


What to See & Do

Château de Villandry

Château de Chinon

Châteaux of the Loire

Château Groupings

How to Visit Loire Châteaux

Loire Valley Transportation

About the Loire Valley

 

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Château & Gradens of Villandry, Loire Valley, France

       
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