Verdant Villandry

Verdant VillandrySplendorous style continues in the mansion, the entirety of which is open to the public. Its eighteenth-century furnishings inspire as much as the grand French-style roofs overhead. Patrons can access the medieval keep, which provides spectacular views of the gardens that were designed to be seen from above. Events are common additions to the artistry, including the annual Night of a Thousand Lights, when the property glows beneath the light of candles and fireworks. Visitors leave with spirits bright, eyes starry, and hearts filled with dreams of beauty.

Text Leslie Bennett Smith
Photography Marcy Black Simpson

To learn more about Château de Villandry, see “Verdant Villandry” in the May/June 2020 issue, available at

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