Villandry tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villandry in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau de Villandry at 1 km from Villandry

Visit Villandry: highlights and tourist information

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Villandry is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Attractions in Villandry

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it is the world famous French style gardens here that will hold your attention the longest: Chateau de Villandry

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Villandry in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Villandry at 1 km and Langeais at 8 km.

Villandry, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle less than one km (direction north-north-east)

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it is the world...

See Chateau de Villandry guide


at 8 km (direction west)

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best known for the...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 8 km (direction west)

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and the oldest...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but also has a...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau d\'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region, it is the beauty...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of Tours...

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval buildings, and...

See Tours guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make a very impressive...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide
Chateau d\'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance castle surrounded...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south)

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village of Crissay-sur-Manse...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals in the...

See Tavant guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre to explore...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

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Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 29 km (direction south-west)

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau de Rivau...

See Chateau du Rivau guide

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Map of places to visit near Villandry


Markets in and near Villandry

  • Luynes: market Saturday (6km)
  • Ballan-Mire: market Sunday & Friday (8km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (8km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Artannes-sur-Indre: market Friday (9km)
  • Fondettes: market Wednesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Joue-les-Tours: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (11km)
  • Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • La Riche: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)

More information about Villandry, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Villandry, France

What to do at Villandry? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Villandry.


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (31km)
  • Aquarium de Loudun (48km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loches (44km)
  • Loudun (48km)
  • La Fleche (60km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (14km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (42km)

Geography and distances

Villandry is in the eastern-center of France at 15 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Villandry is 217 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villandry

Canton: Ballan-Miré

Arrondissement: Tours

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37510

Distance to Villandry

from Tours (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 217 km

from Calais: 414 km

from Nice: 663 km

from Bordeaux: 290 km

from Strasbourg: 556 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Villandry from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berthenay, Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, Druye, Luynes, Saint-Etienne-de-Chigny, Savonnieres and Valleres.

This page in French: Visiter Villandry