Quality Labels

The Loire Valley: A quality destination

Château de Villandry and about forty other sites of the Loire Valley, with the Touraine Loire Valley Tourist Board (, are committed to a State-approved quality process.

This process is intended to enhance public appeal for the sites and services on offer, is to ensure they go on to receive the nationally recognised Qualité Tourisme label.

The castle and the garden of Villandry is expanding of the Quality Tourism Label. The mark was renewed in January, 2019 for 5 years.

To know more about the mark Quality Tourism:

Villandry awarded national “Tourisme & Handicap” status

With the help of the Touraine Departmental Tourist Board, Villandry has been working hard since 2009 to make its château and gardens accessible to all members of the public.

Its efforts have primarily been focused on the building infrastructure (signage, toilets, outside footpaths, etc.) and visitor tools (illustrated visitor notices, tactile models, Braille visitor book, etc.). In recognition of its efforts to welcome people with mental, physical and visual disabilities, it was awarded “Tourisme & Handicap” status in 2015, renewed in 2022.

This status recognises the work that has been carried out to ensure that the site is accessible to people with disabilities and that they enjoy a high-quality visitor experience.

More information on our facilities for disabled visitors can be found by clicking here.

Logo Tourisme et Handicap

The Loire by bike

The “Loire à Vélo” runs through the Center – Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire regions. Designed for a family visit and without difficulty, this route gives you the opportunity to discover, by bike, the riches of the Loire landscapes: from the natural banks of the river to the gardens to contemplate, from towns of character to the castles of the Loire and other remarkable sites. , from vineyards to preserved natural areas… more than 800 kilometers have been developed along the royal river.

Located on the route and labeled “Loire à Vélo” since 2009, the Château de Villandry provides cyclists with unsupervised bicycle parking and a locker allowing them to drop off small bags and backpacks free of charge.

The Chateau of Villandry received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award

The Chateau of Villandry received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.

The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

It is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

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