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.
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.
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.