Chateau de Villandry
The Château de Villandry is a castle-palace located in Villandry, in the département of Indre-et-Loire, France.
The Chateau of Villandry is the last of the great chateaux of the Loire built during the Renaissance in the Loire Valley. The sober elegance of its architecture combined with the charm of its outstanding gardens make this one of the jewels of world heritage.
In 1906, Joachim Carvallo purchased the property and poured an enormous amount of time, money and devotion into repairing it and creating what many consider to be the most beautiful gardens anywhere. Its famous Renaissance gardens include a water garden, ornamental flower gardens, and vegetable gardens. The gardens are laid out in formal patterns created with low box hedges.
Still owned by the Carvallo family, the Château de Villandry is open to the public and is one of the most visited châteaux in France.
Official website: http://www.chateauvillandry.fr/en/
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