Monday, 6 November 2017

The Chateaux of the Loire No 3 - Chateau de Villandry

          There are many Chateaux in the Loire Valley which are within easy reach of La Richardière. In each Gite we provide maps and information for our guests and are always ready to answer questions and give directions. For more information about the Loire Valley Chateaux CLICK HERE.

Chateau de Villandry

The Chateau at Villandry is famous for its magnificent geometrical gardens. The lands, where an ancient fortress once stood, were acquired by Jean Le Breton, in the 16th century, who constructed a new Chateau.
During the French Revolution the property was confiscated by the state and in the early 19th century, Emperor Napoleon acquired it for his brother, Jérôme Bonaparte.

In 1906, the property was purchased by Joachim Carvallo who created the beautiful gardens we know today.
The Gardens at Chateau de Villandry.
Le Chateau de Villandry, with it's huge historical heritage, much of which has English connections, is a World Heritage Site and is, from many aspects, well-worth a visit.

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