Le Jardin de Villandry

Tours
Loire Valley
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

Villandry owes its fame to its 6 beautiful gardens - the  water garden with its mirror-like lake, the decorative ornamental garden, the maze, the sun garden, the herb garden and at the lowest level the splendid kitchen garden which is completely replanted twice a year.

 

Nearby attractions

Built on an island in the river Indre, the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau is one of the most famous chateaux in the Loire Valley.

The Jardin botanique de Tours (5 hectares) is a municipal botanical garden and arboretum, it began as a collection of about 2,000 medical and exotic plants arranged in greenhouses.

The Tours mueseum of fine arts was originaly established 4 March 1795 but has been situated in the bishop's former palace since 1910. The museum has over 12,000 works but only 1,000 are on show to the public. The ground floor...

This 15thC fairytale château belonging to the famous Beauvau family has been lovingly restored. The 12 beautiful gardens offer many delights including the Potager de Gargantua with huge vegetables, the Lavender Knots garden,...

Places to visit nearby

Tours in the Loire Valley is a modern city with a history dating back to the Romans that is famous for its architecture, wines and markets.

Saumur in Atlantic Loire Valley is easily recognised by its fairytale chateau and is famous for its association with horses - the area around the town is even known as the Kingdom of the Horse.

Blois in the Loire Valley is a charming royal city with an historic château that has been home to 7 French kings and 10 French queens.

Nearby events

Les 24H Vélo Shimano, cycling competition

A prestigious challenge.And they're off, for a whole day and night! Once again, the 24 hour cycling...

Les Accroche-Cœurs, festival

Bringing theatre out into the streets.The Accroche-Cœurs is an annual theatre festival that takes...

Les Accroche-Cœurs, festival

Bringing theatre out into the streets.The Accroche-Cœurs is an annual theatre festival that takes...