Château de Chenonceau
The Chateau de Chenonceau is simply marvellous. The castle is built in the Cher river and shines through its architecture, its history, its gardens, its tapestries and furniture collections and its great paintings.
The history of the Chateau de Chenonceau has been marked by women, since 1513, when it was built by Thomas Bohier, but his wife, Katherine Briçonnet oversaw the construction and imposed her style. The story did not end at that time. Afterwards, Henri II offered Diane de Poitiers the castle who added her personal touch. Catherine de Medici, when Henri II died, forced Diane de Potiers to give her the castle. She improved the castle and left it to her daughter-in-law, Louise de Lorraine. Ms Dupin bought it in the 18th century and finally, in the 20th century, Ms. Pelouze bought it and spent her life restoring it.
The Chateau de Chenonceau has an amazing atmosphere, thanks to its French formal gardens and its park.
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Castle (including a leaflet) :
Children aged from 7 to 18
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Castle including the leaflet
The castle is open all year round.
From the 1st of Jan to the 5th of Feb :
9.30 am to 5 pm.
From the 6th of Feb to the 14th of March :
9.30 am to 6 pm.
From the 15th to the 31st of March :
9.30 am to 7 pm.
From the 1st of April to the 31st of May :
9 am to 7 pm
From the 1st to the 30th of June :
9 am to 7.30 pm
From the 1st of July to the 31 of August
9 am to 8 pm
From the 1st to the 30th of September :
9 am to 7.30 pm
From the 1st to the 29 of Oct :
9 am to 6.30 pm
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