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Château de Villandry

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The Château de Villandry is a grand country house located in Villandry, in the département of Indre-et-Loire, France It is especially known for its beautiful gardens

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Recent times
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Historyedit

The lands where an ancient fortress once stood were known as Columbine until the 17th century They were acquired in the early 16th century by Jean Le Breton, France's Controller-General for War under King Francis I, and a new château was constructed around the original 14th-century keep where King Philip II of France once met Richard I of England to discuss peace

The château remained in the Le Breton family for more than two centuries until it was acquired by the Marquis de Castellane During the French Revolution the property was confiscated and in the early 19th century, Emperor Napoleon acquired it for his brother Jérôme Bonaparte

In 1906, Joachim Carvallo purchased the property and poured an enormous amount of time, money and devotion into repairing it and creating extremely beautiful gardens 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 In 1934, Château de Villandry was designated a Monument historique Like all the other châteaux of the Loire Valley, it is a World Heritage Site

Recent timesedit

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; in 2007 the château received about 330,000 visitors1

Referencesedit

  1. ^ Garrett, Martin 2010, The Loire: a Cultural History, Oxford University Press, p xxii, ISBN 9780199768394 

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Castle of Villandry on Google Cultural Institute
  • Château de Villandry - The official website of France in English
  • Photos of Villandry

Coordinates: 47°20′26″N 0°30′46″E / 4734056°N 051278°E / 4734056; 051278

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