According to our guide, Henri Carvallo, the owner of Villandry, this is the last of the great chateaus built during the Renaissance period in the Loire Valley. This impressive chateau and its gardens are currently supported entirely by visitors’ fees. Here is the English version of the website: Chateau and gardens of Villandry.
There are more photos of Villandry and the rest of the France photos that I’ve processed so far on my Flickr page: Joy’s Photostream. I’ll have more photos from Villandry on Saturday for Weekend Cooking, particularly of the potager.
Today, look at more photos around the web at Wordless Wednesday.