The Château de Villandry is a glorious castle-palace that is located in Villandry in France. Known until the 17th century as Colombier, the land where the ancient fortress stood was acquired by Jean Le Breton who was France’s Controller-General under King Francis I in the early 16th century. Later a new château was constructed around the 14th-century. Here is where King Philip II of France has once met Richard I of England to discuss the peace treaty.
Le Breton’s family remained in the château for over two centuries before it was acquired by the Marquis de Castellan which was a result of the French Revolution. It is during this time that the property was confiscated and then acquired by Emperor Napoleon in the early 19th century for Joseph Bonaparte his brother. Later in the years 1906 this property was purchased by Joachim Carvallo. After a long restoration The Château de Villandry with its stunning gardens finally took shape. These gardens are open in the months of November and December every year.
• La Doulce Terrasse Restaurant
• All-inclusive Packages
• Local Produce Shop
• Takeaway Snacks
• Sun Garden
How to get here
• Villandry is just half an hour from Chenonceau by the rout A85 from Paris
• By car: It is about 150 miles. Starting at A10, exit at 24 (Joué-lès-Tours)
then take A85 towards Saumur and exit at 8 to reach Villandry.
• By rail from Paris Montparnasse: It is about 55 mins journey. Get down the train and take a taxi Tours or from Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station to reach here. It is about a 20 mins drive.
• For Bikers: Follow the Loire à Vélo or Loire by Bike route. It is about 9 miles.
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