VIrtual tour of the gardens

The Audience

The “Audience” is a small, slate-roofed, neoclassical pavilion built in the 18th century by the Marquis of Castellane, on the south side of the estate. This kind of ornamental structure, known as a fabrique, was one of the elements of 18th-century French formal gardens (“jardins à la française”). In this charming building, the Marquis would “grant an audience” to the farmers and peasants who worked his lands. It was completely renovated in 2004.

The Audience - château and gardens of Villandry (18th century)

The Audience in 1855.