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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