The gardens will dazzle you with their impeccable symetry and play with curves.

A UNESCO world Heritage site, the gardens will entice topiary lovers to a journey of discovery and surprise: canals chiselled through the gardens, terraces cascade down many tiers, and myriads of colors from hundreds of species of plants and flowers will greet you.

A true feast for the eye with abundant boxwood, rosebushes, arbours and fountains. The Gardens of Villandry are a three-tiered garden terraced system.

It encapsulates the 3 elegant features of beauty, diversity, and harmony in a happy marriage. At the top level, the water garden is composed of a cloister of linen, where a water mirror gathers the necessary irrigation water gardens and fountains supply.

Perennials, rosebushes, shrubs, orange, and blue-colored grasses may be observed here from May to October. The second level, the ornamental garden, consists of three allegorical parts: the “Garden of Love”, the “Music Garden” and “Garden of Simple” with aromatic and medicinal plants.

Finally, the vegetable garden, planted in a chequerboard plan, covers one hectare.

His plantations are renewed twice a year, in spring and summer.

Additional information

travel-typeExperience with a Private Vehicle
travel-styleClassics (Adults), Couple/Romance, Family with Teenagers, Family with Toddlers, Solo travel, Team Building, Women travel
tour-duration1 day
Guests (max)6
level-of-difficultyMinimal to Light
limited-mobilityNo
kids-friendlyYes
interestsArchitecture, Art History, Floral art, French Country, History, UNESCO sites

Olivier - DocentOlivier

Greetings from France ! I’m Olivier, a Nationally & Officially Licensed Docent and I love France and beyond!

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5 out of 5
January 5, 2015

Firts class service & knowledge.
I cannot thank you enough for all of your assistance- a true testimony to how AMAZING you are, everything went out so well. Please also receive a BIG thank you from me and from everyone.
I can’t say enough about this guide– I was so impressed with his knowledge, but more importantly, he connected with each of us personally. Several people at the hotel asked who organized this trip, because they hadn’t seen an agenda so full and a group treated so well! I start heading to the airport shortly with this special week having created even deeper bonds between us. Thanks, so much.

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