Château de Villandry is one of the 300 châteaux (castles) in Val-de-Loire region (Loire Valley) and in the end of June me and Parisbreakfast jumped on the first, or one of the earlier trains at Gare de Montparnasse to Tours! Ready for some château-hopping!
As you can tell by my photos I spent most of my time in the stunning gardens of the château, I definately recommend to visit all the gardens of Château de Villandry [pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]the gardens of Château de Villandry[/pullquote] while you’re here and do not miss the Maze where you get to play Alice in Wonderland and get lost….just to find yourself among bushes with pale pink roses…. The Château de Villandry was built in 1536 during the Renaissance and bought by the scientist Joachim Carvallo and his American wife in 1906. They devoted the rest of their life to have the castle restored and recreated the gardens to their Renaissance glory. Now said to be one of the most beautiful gardens in France! [pullquote width=”300″ float=”right”]colorful and impressive[/pullquote]Colorful and impressive, definately worth a visit when in Val-de-Loire ;-)
How to get to Château de Villandry from Paris (without a car): Take the train fr Gare de Montparnasse to Tour (1 hour and 15 min) and then the bus Fil blue nr 117 that stops right in front of the castle! Can’t get any easier!
All photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s
Château de Villandry – a gardeners delight!
The roses were crying…maybe because of the heatwave?
Well manicured gardens at Château de Villandry
Maybe the château with the most beautiful gardens in France?Château de VillandryThe gardens of Château de Villandry – simply breathtaking! The courtyard of Château de Villandry Two statues inside the castleThe kitchen, the first place I want to see when visiting a castle… The staircase in Château de VillandryA room with a view!! I would not have mind at all living here :-) Those heart shaped bushes filled with pretty flowersWhich garden do you prefer? The view from the tower was astonishing! One of the fountains Perfectly trimmed!Even lavender could be found in one of the many gardens of Château de Villandry And roses…The entrance to the Château de Villandry Roses
As you know by now, I do not go anywhere without not having ice cream. Found an ice cream parlor right next to the Château de Villandry where they had artisanal ice cream, in my cornet I had a scoop of melon and rose ;-)