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Chenonceau Castle

Chenonceau, castles of the Loire, embodies a royal residence of international renown.
Located in France, Chenonceau Castle is a sublime 15th-century building partially built on the river Cher. The French gardens Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici stretch from their colorful parterre on the riverbanks. To get from one bank to the other, take the long gallery of the castle, formerly the ballroom used for receptions. From the outside, you can admire the light facades of the Tower of The Marques, a remnant of the ancient medieval castle which belonged to the family of the same name. At his side, the Body of Renaissance Houses is sublimely reflected in the waters it overlooks. Inside, renaissance furniture and 16th-century Flanders tapestries adorn the rooms of François I and Gabrielle d'Estrée, among others. Enhance your visit with a few colors as you enter the Louis XIV lounge, with purple tones and the dark-colored Louise de Lorraine room. To get from one bank to the other, take the long gallery of the castle, formerly the ballroom used for receptions.
Chenonceau Castle

FAQs for Chenonceau Castle

  • Why is Chenonceau Castle nicknamed The Castle of the Ladies?
    Chenonceau Castle is also known as The Castle of the Ladies as important women such as Katherine Briçonnet, Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici contributed to its construction and layout.

  • Why does black predominate in Louise de Lorraine's bedroom?
    Louise de Lorraine was the widow of Henry III. The dark tones of her bedroom accompanied by religious decorations evoking mourning and macabre paintings represent her affliction.

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