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Villandry Castle

By Andrew and Mike

Mike Harris

on 17 May 2011

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Transcript of Villandry Castle

Villandry Chateau de Villandry:
Completed in 1536
Located on the River Loire
The last of the large castles built in the Loire Valley
Built by Jean Le Breton
Breton was the ambassador to Italy, where he studied
extensively in the art of gardening. (Picture below) The original gardens created by Breton were destroyed in the
19th Century, but were replaced by traditional English gardens
surrounding the chateau. There are different parts of the garden that include the ornamental
garden, the water garden, the herb garden, and kitchen among others. The Gardens at the Chateau de Villandry
The gardens are about 40 acres total in size
Although Villandry's origins go back to the
Renaissance period, the castle has been refurbished
in a 20th Century style. The castle had a modest traditional garden located to the North of
the castle from 1536 to the 18th century
The present gardens were created in 1906 by Dr. Jochim Carbello Here is a link to the Villandry Castle on Google Earth:
http://maps.google.com/maps?ftr=earth.promo&hl=en&utm_campaign=en&utm_medium=van&utm_source=en-van-na-us-gns-erth&utm_term=evl Location:
The Chateau de Villandry is located the northwestern middle of France near Tours. Architectural Features:
The Gardens
The Courtyard is not enclosed by the main walls of the castle, which portrays the castle as a welcoming residence rather than a defensive stronghold.
There are no right angles or buildings parallel or perpindicular to each other, instead, it seems to have a random order to it, which is like the time period it was built in. Important people who Lived there:
King of France: In 1189 the King of France, Philippe II August met with the King of England, Henri II Plantagenet and they met to discuss teh terms of the peace treaty after France defeated England in the Battle of Azay-Le-Rideau Why did we choose this castle?
We chose to do out project on this castle because it had very cool looking gardens, with interesting architectural features. Would we ever live in this castle?
Yes, we would definitely live in the castle, because it is huge, and has many gardens around it, so chicks wold think we are sensitive.
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