Château de Villandry Tours
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This picturesque castle was once an impressive fortress known as Colobier back in the 17th century. And while the towering white façade definitely says “royalty” ties to the protective past are still apparent on a visit to Château de Villandry.
Famous for its expansive Renaissance gardens, which include ornamental plants, water lilies and even a vegetable garden, the chateau attracts visitors from across the globe. Many argue that the geometric box hedges, reminiscent of a scene from Alice in Wonderland, and well-kept landscapes are some of the most beautiful in all of France. Perhaps that’s why this castle, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site, is one of the most visited in the country.
Villandry is located nine miles from Tours and both free car and bike parking is available. Admission is 10 euros for adults and 6.5 euros for garden-only access. Although the chateau’s hours are seasonal, it is typically open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Address: Villandry, France
Admission: Adults: 10 euros; Garden: 6.5 euros
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Château de Villandry
The historic castles of Azay-le-Rideau, Rivau, and Villandry are three of the Loire Valley’s most popular attractions, but they’re spread throughout the region and hidden in the hillsides. This full-day bus tour makes it possible to check them all off your list in a day, and includes a tasting of Loire Valley wines. Delve into centuries of Loire Valley history with a guide and gaze out over the majestic Loire River.
Marvel over the majestic châteaux of the Loire Valley on this memorable half-day excursion from Tours. First, experience the glory of the French Renaissance as you explore the famous Château de Villandry and stroll the magnificent gardens. Admire the manicured landscapes and ornamental gardens; wander through the kitchen garden and classical water garden, then attempt to find your way through the maze. Next, journey further back in time with a tour of an authentic 16th-century château, where you’ll indulge in a traditional aperitif and perhaps meet its noble residents.
The Loire Valley is one of France’s most stunning regions, but knowing just where to go takes insider’s knowledge. During this enriching guided tour from Amboise, you’ll get exclusive access to the most scenic locations, from a time-warp tour through the Renaissance castle of Villandry to a crash course in wine tasting at a locally-run winery. You’ll also enjoy a glass of wine with a local delicacy at a family-owned chateau.
Cover the standout sights of the Loire Valley on this insider’s guided tour, allowing you to tick off the top attractions on a single action-packed ride. Get exclusive access to a family-owned chateau and enjoy a local delicacy, then taste your way around the wine-rich region as you learn to identify vintages like a true connoisseur. You’ll listen to fun-filled anecdotes along the way.
Make the most of this day to discover these magnificent castles in peace without worrying about transportation or entrance tickets. In addition, on board the vehicle, benefit from bottled water, candies, phone chargers and documentation on the region.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Château de Villandry?
The best ways to experience Château de Villandry are:
- Day tour of Chateaux of Azay le Rideau Langeais Villandry, organic wine tasting
- Loire Valley Half Day Tour from City of Tours : Villandry and l'Islette Castles
- Loire Valley Day Tour from Amboise : Villandry, l'Islette & 2 Vouvray Wineries
- Loire Valley Day Tour from Tours : Villandry, l'Islette & 2 Vouvray Wineries
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