Sightseeing: Unmissable Gardens in The Loire Valley


Villandry Château de la Bourdaisière — Since 1989, Prince Louis Albert de Broglie’s garden of heirloom tomatoes — more than 400 varieties in all — has become a mandatory destination for gardeners during the summer. There is also a shop on the grounds that sells the prince’s well-known line of garden tools and accessories under the name of Le Prince jardinier. 

Château Villandry — The vast Renaissance gardens at Villandry are laid out in formal patterns created with low box hedges. They include a maze; ornamental parterres planted in symbols intended to express fickle love, tender love, passionate love and tragic love; and a spectacular potager, or vegetable garden. 

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