Chenonceau

Chenonceau from across the garden, Castle in Loire Valley in France

Chenonceau

Chenonceau is my fairy tale castle, it’s beautiful, dainty and stunning. The garden is meticulously kept, and I love the part of the castle is built over the River Cher. This castle was built between 1515 and 1521 after the original castle was burned to the ground in 1412, rebuilt in the 1430 and then destroyed again in 1513.

Chenonceau over the River Cher

Chenonceau over the River Cher

The bridge was built for Diane de Poitiers, Henry II’s mistress that he gave the castle to. The gallery above the bride was built by Catherine de’ Medici, Henry II’s widow.. After Henry II’s death in 1559, his Catherine forced Diane to trade the castle for Château Chaumont.

River Cher

River Cher

Gardens at Chenonceau

Gardens at Chenonceau

Gardens at Chenonceau

Gardens at Chenonceau

Me in the center with my two aunts at Chenonceau

Me in the center with my two aunts

The castle and the grounds are breathtaking, and if you are in the area and loves castles as much as I do, Chenonceau is worth the visit.

5 thoughts on “Chenonceau

    1. The Travel Wench

      Yes, the grounds were beautiful, and this is back before I started taking 100 pictures every 5 minutes! 🙂 Can’t imagine how many I would have if I went back now. The dresses look so nice and cool for summer, but I prefer Capri’s or Khaki’s now, they are comfortable.

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    1. The Travel Wench

      Thanks! It is one of my favorite castles, and love the part that goes over the river. I can’t imagine living there and being able to walk through those gardens every day and admire the castle. I’m obsessed with castles, I just love them!

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