From 3 December 2022 to 2 January 2023


In the heart of the gardens, the Château de Villandry invites children and adults alike to spend Christmas in a family home with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. While each room is filled with a festive ambiance, nature comes into the château itself. From the dining room to the bedrooms, as well as the kitchen where the Christmas festivities are prepared, it filters through the walls of the château in an extension of the gardens that give Villandry its unique aura. Reindeer, fawns, owls and squirrels…in the plant decorations designed for this occasion in the castle, the inhabitants are waiting for you to celebrate Christmas!

From the windows, you can admire the gardens, which have also put on their winter attire: mosaics of ornamental cabbages and leeks, box tree lacework and the outlines of yew tree topiary, and long avenues of sleepy lime trees that promise enchanting winter strolls.

On Saturday 10 December, discover the interiors of the castle* at night and fully experience the magic of Christmas after dark! The castle will be open until 8 p.m. (last entry at 7:30 p.m.).

The busiest period on this evening is concentrated between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

*This opening at night concerns the interiors of the castle and does not involve the illumination of the gardens.

On the weekends of December 3 and 4, and December 10 and 11, as well as during school holidays, from December 17, 2022 to January 2, 2023 inclusive, the castle and gardens will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

From December 5 to 9, then from December 12 to 16, the castle and the gardens are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The castle and the gardens are open on December 25 and January 1, at the usual times and all day long.

Le château de Villandry à Noël ©ADT Touraine J.C. Coutand