Chateau de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux

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Protected and loved by prominent women in Renaissance history, including Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médici, Chateau de Chenonceau, is the second most visited château in France, other than the Royal Palace of Versailles. French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme designed the castle and built it on the site of an old mill on the River Cher in the 11th century. The château later saw renovations during the 16th century due to its destruction in the 15th century.

All of its gardens and grounds are open for you to explore, including the castle's architectural mixture of late Gothic and early Renaissance. Old masters’ paintings, as well as an extremely rare selection of Flanders Tapestries from the 16th century, comprise the art collection. Visit Catherine de Médicis’ bedroom to view the recently restored Corrège’s painting on wood, "L’Education de l’Amour." Put Chateau de Chenonceau at the forefront of your travel plans using our Chenonceaux online trip itinerary builder.
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  • Now this was what I expected. A wonderful and beautiful chateau on the river Cher, with a great history behind it worthy of a soap opera. Very reasonable entry fee, good parking, wonderful gardens... 
    Now this was what I expected. A wonderful and beautiful chateau on the river Cher, with a great history behind it worthy of a soap opera. Very reasonable entry fee, good parking, wonderful gardens...  more »
  • Let me first start by saying, Etienne aka Stephen was seriously the best and helping us navigate from the Chenonceaux train station straight to the Chateau after getting lost and missing our train... 
    Let me first start by saying, Etienne aka Stephen was seriously the best and helping us navigate from the Chenonceaux train station straight to the Chateau after getting lost and missing our train...  more »
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  • Without the slightest exaggeration, this place is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The castle is beautiful and with such a great historical load, it is incredible to be able to be in the same places where the great ladies of France once lived. The gardens are wonderful, you just don't know what to see first.
  • The place is amazing! The castle has such an unbelievable atmosphere, it is full of flowers and so many other things of the queens 👸 form that time. The gardens are amazing and the place is very picturesque.

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