The castle of Villandry interweaves architectural styles from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century through the Renaissance and botanical splendors with exceptional gardens recomposed. Discover castle and gardens by booking your tickets now.
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The castle of Villandry interweaves architectural styles from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century through the Renaissance and botanical splendors with exceptional gardens recomposed.
Opening hours of Villandry Castle
Tickets for the castle and gardens are valid for the season from the beginning of April to the end of October for a whole day. Outside this season, tickets can be picked up locally.
Opening 9:00 am and closing of the castle at 18:00 and gardens of 19:00
Duration of the visit: about 2 hours
Ticket price for the visit of Château de Villandry
The discounted child rate for Villandry applies to young people from 8 to 18 years of age as well as students under 26 years of age under proof of proof.
Audioguide available in several languages for 4 €.
Electronic tickets - sending tickets to Castle Villandry by e-mail after receipt of payment
Formerly known as Coulombiers until modern times, the Domaine de Villandry is in the Middle Ages a castellany dependent on the castle of Tours. We find the medieval keep which rises above the moat and which was the heart of the original fortress. This one is also typical of the fortifications which strew at the time of the first crusades a west of France in the heart of the possessions of the Plantagenets attached to the kingdom of France. Anjou and Touraine, belonging to powerful lords, are also on the passage between the Normandy of Richard the Lionheart and the Guyenne of his mother Aliénor of Aquitaine.
And it was at the castle of Villandry that took place the Peace of Colombiers during which Henry II of Plantagenet, King of England and father of Richard I, bowed to Philip Augustus.
Military advances, hygiene standards and aesthetic expectations evolving towards the Renaissance will radically change the appearance of the fortress and make it a castle with more luxurious bells and richer ornaments.
The spendlid gardens of Château de Villandry are modern recompositions of typical Renaissance gardens, made from planks and arranged on four levels of terraces spanning six hectares.