Villandry in France's Loire Valley is most famous for its castle of the same name, one of many in this popular region of France.
Today the 16th century chateau is a World Heritage Site and one of the most visited castles in France. It is best known for its beautiful formal gardens featuring box hedges, a water garden and ornamental flower beds.
Inside, highlights include the ornate bedrooms, the library, the Oriental drawing room and the art gallery, with its many Spanish religious paintings.
Villandry is within easy reach of several other castles and makes a convenient base to explore the historic area.Places nearby:
Chartres Cathedral: A Medieval Masterpiece 143 km / 89 mi
Jardin Japonais: The Japanese garden in the middle of Nantes, France 155 km / 96 mi
Le Nid: Best View In Nantes 156 km / 97 mi
Les Machines de l'Ile: A world ruled by bizarre machines 157 km / 97 mi
Fougeres Castle: One Of France's Largest 170 km / 106 mi