Disabled visitors

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.

Individuals

Good to know:
  • Four of the spaces in the car park, right next to the entrance to the chateau, are reserved for people with reduced mobility (PRM).
  • Toilets equipped for PRM are also at your disposal. You will find them on your right, just after the ticket office.
PRM visiting the gardens:

Please ask for advice at reception or the ticket office when you arrive. Upon presentation of proof of identity, we can provide you with a detailed guide to the gardens, with clear indications of the most suitable route to take to avoid staircases and potentially difficult paths, whilst enjoying a complete tour of the gardens. That way, you won’t miss a thing in any of our six magnificent gardens.

Good to know:
Nonetheless, if you use a wheelchair, for your comfort we recommend that you come accompanied by someone who can assist you on any slopes within the estate.

PMR visiting the chateau:

You can enjoy unhindered access to the ground floor of the chateau.
Good to know: a film presenting the rooms found on the first and second floors, with running commentary, is available for screening on request onwards in the multimedia room located on the ground floor.
The film is also sub-titled, in French for people with hearing disabilities, and in English for foreign visitors.

Blind and visually-impaired visitors to the gardens:

Please ask for advice at reception or the ticket office when you arrive. If you wish it, we can put back you, against an ID card, supports of visit in Braille: leaflet of gardens and a plan of gardens. During your visit, feel free to touch the plants and constructed features: the basins, stone guardrail, trellises, etc. – if you wish. You are also welcome to carefully gather a few leaves of our aromatic, medicinal and condimentary plants – especially in the herb garden.

Good to know:

  • For your comfort, we recommend that you come accompanied.
  • If you have a guide dog, it is welcome to accompany you around the gardens.
Blind and visually-impaired visitors to the chateau:

Please ask for advice at reception or the ticket office when you arrive. If you wish it, we can put back you, against an ID card, supports of visit in Braille: leaflet of gardens, a plan of gardens, and a leaflet of visit of the castle. You can enjoy unhindered access to all the rooms. In order to experience your visit more fully, you may carefully touch the furniture and silk items, and trace the layout of the wooden floors, fountain and fireplaces.

Good to know:

  • A tactile model of the chateau and the gardens is available in the multimedia room located on the ground floor of the chateau.
  • If you have a guide dog, it is welcome to accompany you around the chateau.
Deaf and hearing-impaired visitors to the gardens:

The visitors’ guide to the gardens, available from the ticket office, will provide all the information you need to understand and get to know the Villandry Gardens. An audioguide with adjustable volume control can also be rented at reception (€4).

Deaf and hearing-impaired visitors to the chateau:

The visitors’ guide to the chateau will also provide all you need in order to learn about its history and its development over the centuries. If you wish to know more, however, the audioguide offers complementary information.

Good to know:

  • Audioguide rental (€4) includes commentary about the chateau and the gardens.
  • A film presenting all of the chateau’s rooms, with running commentary, is at your disposal. It is available for screening on request onwards in the multimedia room located on the ground floor and is subtitled and signed.
  • For your comfort, we recommend that you come accompanied.
INDIVIDUAL ADMISSION PRICES:
  • For disabled visitors: €3 to visit the gardens and €6 to visit the chateau and the gardens. Attendants and companions will be charged the normal price: €6.50 to visit the gardens and €10 to visit the chateau and the gardens.
  • Audioguide rental (with running commentary on the chateau and the gardens): €4/audioguide

Groups

Just like for individual visitors, groups are able to use the aids that we have introduced to enhance disabled visitors’ experiences of the estate, such as guides, films, models and audioguides. We are offering special arrangements for groups of disabled visitors:

  • Mentally-impaired visitors: visits of the gardens can be arranged. We also have a “children’s” version of the audioguide which explains the history of the chateau and contains information about the gardens. It was designed for children aged between 7 and 12.
  • Visually-impaired visitors: it is possible to follow adapted guided tours of the chateau and the gardens. These visits focus on touching, smelling and listening.
  • Hearing-impaired visitors: guided tours of the chateau and gardens are available, with lip reading.

Good to know:

  • Reservations are required for all of these visits for groups of disabled people. Contact us now!

GROUP ADMISSION PRICES:

  • Groups of disabled visitors to the gardens: €3/disabled visitor. Attendants may visit for free.
  • Groups of disabled visitors to the gardens and chateau: €6/disabled visitor. Attendants may visit for free.
  • Audioguide rental (with running commentary on the chateau and the gardens): €4/audioguide

Whatever your plans, please contact us in advance so that we can offer a more comfortable welcome and visit.