Friday 1st and Saturday 2 July
Friday and Saturday 6 August 2022

The Nights of a Thousand Lights

Due to the change to the “severe” level of the fire risk indicator by the Prefecture of Indre et Loire, the closing fireworks of the evenings of August 5 and 6 are cancelled.

The Nights of the Thousand Fires are nevertheless maintained.


At the end of the day, the gardens are adorned with light under the flames of more than 2000 candles. On the four levels of terraces, the promenade promises to be dreamlike…

For the most curious, guided tours will be an opportunity to discover the history of the gardens, from the Renaissance to the present day (08:15 pm and 08:45 pm, only in French). 

From 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with family or friends,  young and old can challenge themselves on many games in the honor hall throughout the evening.

From 08:30 pm to 09:00 pm, Golden eagle, vultures, nocturnal birds… The company of Faucon solognot and its proud birds of prey invite you for an extraordinary aerial ballet!

A fireworks display*, the lights of which will reflect on the large piece of water, will crown this trip to the time of Jean Breton, builder of the Château de Villandry, leaving all the overnight visitors, stars in their eyes…

There is limited capacity so we strongly recommend buying your tickets online from the Chateau de Villandry website except if you visited the gardens during the day.

Opening of the gardens for the evening from 8 p.m.


  • Adults: €13
  • Young people: €7.50
  • Free for children under 8 years old
  • €6 extra for those who visited the gardens during the day to be taken directly on site on the day of the visit.

Limited capacity. Online ticket for those who only come in the evening is mandatory. To get your ticket, please click here

*subject to prefectural authorization

Gardens of Love by candlelight, Château de Villandry ©Frédéric Paillet