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Prices, Opening times, How to get there, How to visit Villandry

The gardens of Villandry are one of the few places in France to be open every day of the year.

Season 2022 : The chateau is open from 9 a.m. from February 5 to November 13, 2022 inclusive, including public holidays, and from 9:30 a.m. from December 3 to 31, 2022.

Season 2023 : The chateau will be open on January 1st and 2nd, and from 9 a.m. from February 4 to November 12, 2023 inclusive, including public holidays, and from 9:30 a.m. from December 2 to 31, 2023.

Prices, Opening times, How to get there, How to visit Villandry

How to get there ?

Villandry is located in the Loire Valley. It is just nine miles from Tours.

Prices 2022 / 2023

Payment methods: We accept cash, bank cheques, giro cheques, debit cards (no minimum payment) and “chèques vacances”.

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2022 / 2023 Opening Times

The gardens of Villandry are one of the few places in France to be open every day of the year. Make the most of it and be amazed at their constantly changing beauty from January to December!

The gardens are open every day, including public holidays, from 9:00 am; and from 9:30 a.m. from December 3 to 31, 2022. The chateau is open from 9 a.m. from February 5 to November 13, 2022 inclusive, including public holidays, and from 9:30 a.m. from December 3 to 31, 2022.

The chateau will be open on January 1st and 2nd, and from 9 a.m. from February 4 to November 12, 2023 inclusive, including public holidays, and from 9:30 a.m. from December 2 to 31, 2023.

Gardens
9.30 am to 5.30 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
1 to 2 january : 9.30 am to 5.30 pm**
3 to 31 january : closed
** Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
1 to 3 february : 9 am to 5 pm*
4 to 28 february : 9 am to 5.30 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
1 to 3 february : closed
4 to 28 february : 9 am to 5 pm**
**Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
1 to 31 march : 9 am to 6 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
1 to 31 march : 9 am to 5.30 pm**
** Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
9 am to 7 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
9 am to 6 pm**
**Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
9 am to 7 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
9 am to 6 pm**
**Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
9 am to 7 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
9 am to 6 pm**
**Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
9 am to 7 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
9 am to 6.30 pm**
** Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
9 am to 7 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
9 am to 6.30 pm**
** Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
9 am to 7 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
9 am to 6 pm**
**Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
1 to 28 october : 9 am to 6.30 pm*
29 to 31 october : 9 am to 5.30 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
1 to 28 october : 9 am to 6.00 pm**
29 to 31 october : 9 am to 5.00 pm***
**Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing
***Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
1 to 13 november : 9 am to 5.30 pm*
14 to 30 november : 9 am to 5 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
1 to 13 november : 9 am to 5.00 pm**
14 to 30 november : closed
** Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

Gardens
1 to 2 december, from 5 to 9 and from 12 to 16 december  : 9.30 am to 5.00 pm*
On 3 and 4, and 10 and 11, and from 17 to 31 december  : 9.30 am to 5.30 pm*
*Last ticket sold

Chateau
1 and 2 december : closed
From 5 to 9 and from 12 to 16 december  : 9.30 am to 5.00 pm*
On 3 and 4, and 10 and 11, and from 17 to 31 december  : 9.30 am to 5.30 pm*
** Last chateau entry 30 minutes before closing

How to visit Villandry

Our teams will welcome you in French and English

Booklet for the visit of the château and the gardens available in:
French – English – German – Spanish – Italian – Dutch – Polish – Portuguese – Japanese – Chinese – Russian – Czech

  • Audio guides for the visit of the château and of the gardens (1h of audio content) available in : French – English – Spanish – Italian – German – Russian – Dutch – Brazilian
  • Audio guide for children in French only
  • 4€ per audio guide
  • For individual visitors: daily guided tours of the château (approximately 1h15) offered from April to October. Regular departures, variable hours depending on the season.
    The visit is offered without reservation and at no additional cost to the entrance fee.
  • For groups (from 15 visitors), guided tours of the château and / or gardens are available by reservation (in French or in English).

To prepare for your visit

  • You can buy your tickets directly on site for the visit of the château and the gardens, or the gardens only.
    No reservation – No limitation of places.
  • E-tickets are not skip-the-line tickets.
  • Free car / bus parking spaces are available to visitors near the chateau.
    In the château parking lot, there are parking spaces reserved for camper vans for the duration of the visit (night parking prohibited – camper van area in the village).
  • An unguarded bicycle parking is located near the entrance to the domain.
  • 4 parking spaces for people with disabilities are located in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the domain. Other spaces are also available at the tourist office car park (150 m from the entrance).
  • A circuit indicated in the visit booklet enable you to explore all of the gardens with a stroller.
  • Strollers are not allowed inside the castle. You can drop them off in a dedicated space at the entrance to the castle during the visit.
  • A baby-changing table and a baby bottle warmer are available.
  • A book-game “Le Sortilège de Jean Le Breton” is given to families in the ticket office to visit the gardens. In French only – for 8-12 years old.
  • Dogs are admitted in the gardens, kept on a leash throughout the visit.
  • Only small dogs carried in a bag/basket throughout the visit are permitted inside the château.
  • Picnics are not allowed in the park. We allow you to go out for lunch and then come back to 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.

Storage lockers are available to visitors after the ticket office.
Small bags, backpacks, motorcycle helmets can be dropped off for free.

Your visits in Touraine at a preferential rate

Discover six historic sites in Touraine and two cellars at a preferential rate!

The Château and the Gardens of Villandry, the Château of Azay-le-Rideau, the Balzac Museum-Château of Saché, the Royal Fortress of Chinon, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the Château of Langeais, the Rabelais Museum-La Devinière House, the Château and gardens of Rivau, the Château de l’Aulée Cellar and the Pierre et Bertrand Couly Cellar will allow you to make the most of the Loire Valley: with a full-price ticket purchased at one of the eight sites, enjoy a reduced rate for the seven others (on presentation of proof).

For the visit of Villandry, you can only buy your tickets on site.

How to come to Villandry?

To come and enjoy our gardens at any time of the year, you have a number of possibilities.

Villandry is easily accessible by motorway and road. It is just nine miles from Tours, in the Loire Valley.
By the A85, Villandry is just half an hour from Chenonceau!

Free parking cars/buses are available near the castle.
An unguarded bicycle parking is located near the entrance to the domain.

Coming from Paris? It’s dead easy!

  • By car (150 miles): A10, exit 24 (Joué-lès-Tours), then A85 towards Saumur, exit 8 (Villandry)
  • By rail: from Paris Montparnasse (55 mins), then by taxi from Tours or Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station (20 mins)
  • By minibus PARIS / VILLANDRY : more informations here
  • By Shuttle PARIS / VILLANDRY: PARISCityVISION runs a regular shuttle service departing from Paris.
    For more informations click here

Coming from Nantes?

  • By car: A11 then A85, exit 8 (Villandry)
  • By rail: 90 mins, then by taxi from Tours or Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station (20 mins)

From Tours

  • By public transport: Fil Bleu shuttle bus service daily throughout July and August. For enquiries, please contact the bus operator:
    +33 2 47 66 70 70 – www.filbleu.fr
  • Or by bike! Follow the Loire à Vélo (Loire by Bike) route (9 miles). The Loire à Vélo cycle routes can be downloaded at: www.loireavelo.fr

Carpooling ?

It’s very simple, log on the website BlaBlaCar here and connects drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride!

Motorhome ?

The CAMPING CAR PARK area offers 35 pitches, a few steps only from chateau and gardens. Connect to the Camping-Car Park site here.

GPS coordinates:

Long. 00°30’29 »E
Lat. 47°20’21 »N

Contact

Château de Villandry
37510 VILLANDRY
Tél. : 02 47 50 02 09
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