Visiting Villandry

Disabled visitors

Villandry has been working hard since 2009 to make its château and gardens accessible to all members of the public.
In recognition of its efforts to welcome people with mental, physical and visual disabilities, it was awarded “Tourisme & Handicap” status 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.

Logo Tourisme et Handicap


You can buy those tickets only on the spot. You may be asked for a disability card.

  • Visit of the château and the gardens: 7€
  • Visit of the gardens alone: ​​4€
  • Audioguide : 4€ / audioguide
  • Attendants and companions will be charged the normal price: 8€ to visit the gardens and 13€ to visit the chateau and the gardens.

Whatever your plans, please contact us in advance so that we can offer a more comfortable welcome and visit.

  • Visit of the château and the gardens: 7€
  • Visit of the gardens alone: ​​4€
  • Audioguide : 4€ / audioguide
  • Attendants may visit for free.


For any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us by email at or by phone au +33(0)

Prepare for the visit

To get fully prepare for your visit, you can download the site map which will allow you to visualize the places and identify the main points of importance.

4 spaces for disabled visitors are located within direct proximity of the estate entrance.(70m from the entrance). Other spaces are also available at the tourist office car park (150 m from the entrance).

Disabled toilets are available to you. They are located in the building opposite the ticket office, on the right.

  • In the gardens, a tailored visitor route allows you to explore the gardens while avoiding steps and difficult passages.
    The route is around 1.5 km long with a few changes in elevation and paved and gravel-covered walkways. It is therefore recommended that you adapt it according to your physical abilities.
    If you are a wheelchair user, we recommend you are accompanied by someone able to push you up the small number of slopes on the estate.
    A wheelchair with specially adapted wheels may be provided to you (limited number). Please contact us in advance of your visit to reserve one.
  • In the château, the ground floor rooms are fully accessible to wheelchair users.
    The first and second floors of the château and the keep are accessed via stairs.
  • Visitor guides in Braille can be provided to you. Please ask the reception staff for advice when you arrive.
  • There is a tactile model of the entire estate to provide you with an understanding of the architecture of the château and gardens. It is located on the ground floor of the château and is accessible to the visually impaired, even if they only visit the gardens.
  • In the gardens, you can touch the plants and built elements at your leisure during your visit. Please feel free, particularly in the Herb Garden, to gently pick a few leaves from our aromatic and medicinal plants.
  • In the château, you can gently touch the furniture, fireplaces and silks to gain a better idea of the interior spaces.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the château and gardens.

A film presenting the history and its gardens is available in the screening room, at the entrance to the château, with French or English subtitles. It allows those who cannot access it to discover the rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors.
Film on request from the chateau receptionist. Duration: 18 minutes