The gardens of Villandry are open

throughout the year

See the opening times

Christmas at Villandry

See the opening times


2015… A year that will be rich in encounters and events in Villandry! After opening the Sun Garden to the public in June 2008 and three new rooms in the castle between 2006 and 2007, the Château de Villandry is focusing its attention on the welcome of visitors and on being a quality venue. As a matter of fact, at the end of 2009 the site was awarded the “Label Qualité Tourisme” (Quality Tourism Classification) by the Ministry of Tourism, thus recognising its activities in terms of its upkeep and enhancement, as well the tradition of welcome that has been firmly established in Villandry for almost one hundred years.

This year again visitors will be to take advantage of the castle which has been entirely restored and furnished, as well as 4 exhibitions, 4 events about gardens and 2 exceptionnal events… Above all, visitors will be able to admire the outstanding beauty of the gardens. The vegetable garden in particular is gradually becoming organic: hoeing, digging, beneficial insects, etc. are back in favour, resulting in the reduction of the use of phytosanitary treatments. It is a turning point as well as a challenge, thus ensuring the continuation of Villandry as an impressive, welcoming and outstanding site!

The 2015 Opening Times

The gardens of Villandry are one of the few places in France to be open every day of the year. Make the most of it and be amazed at their constantly changing beauty from January to December!

What's on

The Villandry App

The free Android, iPhone and iPad Villandry app is available in 5 languages on Apple Store and Play Store.

A family visit

This entertaining, educational programme is a fun way for families to visit the cultural sites of Anjou and Touraine.

A group visit

You are a teacher, a member of a club or association, a member of a works council or will you be coming as a family or with friends, see our special group rates.

Visitors with disabilities

If you have reduced mobility, are blind/visually-impaired or are deaf/hearing-impaired, we are currently working actively to make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable.

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A team of ten gardeners maintains the gardens of Villandry daily throughout the year. In this section, gardening enthusiasts have access to expert advice from our head gardener, Laurent Portuguez, published season by season.




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Virtual Tour

The virtual tour of the gardens of Villandry offers a different look at Villandry. Explore the estate in detail and access original documentary resources and multimedia content.


Thanks to the videos discover Villandry in new ways.




Looking for an original way to say thank you
to your staff or customers?
What better venue than our gardens,
with options to suit all budgets,
combining rooms, menus and natural produce,
all in an exceptional setting.



The Loire Valley is a region well endowed with natural and built heritage.
It has a large number of Chateaux of the Loire and vineyards.
This cultural abundance recognised by UNESCO earned the Loire Valley
its inscription on the World Heritage List in 2000.



Are you a media professional?
Then this page is for you. Here you will find high-definition,
royalty-free press images, together with our press packs
for the current year. Happy browsing!