Château de Chenonceau


07 April 2021  |  Tourism

Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley

Explore the Loire Valley this summer and visit the Château de Chenonceau which spans the Cher.

The Château de Chenonceau was built between 1514 and 1522 on the foundations of a mill. Today, its structure extends over the Cher, in the Loire valley.

Combining Gothic architecture and Renaissance, the castle was designed by Philibery de l'Orme. Tourists can visit the castle, its chapel and its library. Today, it is the second most visited castle in France, in front of the Château de Versailles in Paris which has first place.

Since 1840, the Château de Chenonceau has been classified as a historic monument, by the French Ministry of Culture.

Discovering the castle of Chenonceau

The story of the Château de Chenonceau is marked by an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built it, embellished, protected, restored and saved. The first castle is a medieval castle in the 13th and 13th centuries, of which only the dungeon remains: the tower of the brands. The builders of the current monument are from 1513 to 1517, Thomas Bohier and his wife, Catherine Briçonnet ...

Discover the parts

Kitchens, salons, rooms with a sumptuous collection of masterpieces (furniture, tapestries, paintings) The visit route allows you to understand the history of the place.

Many gardens

Diane de Poitiers garden

12,000 m² which requested considerable means. Namely that its structure has been unchanged since its creation by Diane de Poitiers, its current drawing is Achille Duchêne.

And still many other gardens to discover directly on the website. Like the garden of Catherine de Médicis, garden tribute to Russel page, green garden, the labyrinth, the vegetable garden of flowers, the 16th century farm, the donkey park and the educational hive.

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Lee Jones

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