A regular visitor
Individual visitors to the château and gardens of Villandry can enjoy a choice of permanent and temporary exhibitions and events, which they can visit unaccompanied, as part of a guided tour or with an audioguide or smartphone app.
The château and gardens of Villandry are a living testament to the periods they have spanned. Since the Renaissance, they have undergone changes according to the aspirations of their successive owners: innovative and outward-looking in the Renaissance; the pursuit of comfort in the 18th century; a return to their origins in the early 20th century; continuity in modernity in the 21st century.
Throughout the year, Villandry’s gardens are open to individual visitors. A stroll around the gardens offers an opportunity to discover the synthesis of a Western garden through a series of gardens mainly in the Renaissance style, but also medieval, ornamental and contemporary.
From February to mid-November and during Christmas holidays, visitors can immerse themselves in the warm atmosphere of the fully furnished château and enjoy the rich collection of Spanish paintings formed by the Carvallo family.
Types of visit
The languages spoken on the site are French and English.
The interior of the château is open for unaccompanied visits with a visitors’ guide (in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Czech), and guided tours for individuals (average duration 1 ¼ hours), in French from 9 March to 11 November 2019 (except in February and December, Sundays from 1 May to 30 September and some big week-ends).
The gardens are open for unaccompanied visits with a visitors’ guide (in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Czech). Unaccompanied visit of the château and the gardens with leaflet: average duration 2 hours.
An audioguide to the château and gardens, for adults (in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Dutch and Portuguese/Brasilian) or children (only in French), is available for individual visitors. To hire an audioguide, visitors pay an additional fee of €4 on top of the admission charge.
For visitors with smartphones, the Villandry château and gardens app is available for free download on iTunes (compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – iOS 8.0 or later) and Google Play (4.0 or later).
Dogs are admitted in our gardens, kept on a lead throughout the visit. The small-sized dogs are tolerated in the castle on the condition of being in a bag adapted and to stay throughout the visit there.
Picnics are not allowed in the park. We authorize you out lunch and then come back and finish your visit, the ticket is valid all day. A picnic area about 100m from the château entrance (behind the Tourist Office of Villandry) is available.
There is a cloakroom beyond the ticket office. Small bags, rucksacks and motorcycle helmets can be left there free of charge.
Every year, temporary exhibitions in the château and gardens complement the permanent collections.
These exhibitions are included in the admission charge.
A large number of events are held during the year, each one offering visitors an original perspective on the Villandry estate.
At an even more attractive price that offers you independence of mind too, let yourself be seduced by our all-inclusive packages.
Take advantage of our packages by booking a table in advance at the restaurant (also available as gift vouchers):
“Lunch + Chateau + Gardens” package: €36
“Lunch + Gardens” package: €34
Contact La Doulce Terrasse
Booking by phone :+33 (0) 2 47 50 02 10
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