47 locals recommend ·
Chenonceaux, Centre-Val de Loire 37150
Tips from locals
I love the story of Diane de Poitiers and how this castle served as a hospital during WW II
Masterpiece of the French Renaissance, the Château de Chenonceau is famous for its beautiful gallery of arches on the River Cher. Jewel of the Loire valley, this magnificent castle of the 16th century is particularly photogenic with its reflection in the water of the river, its sumptuous gardens and…
The famous 'women's' castle built on the river. 20 minutes by car or 1 hour by bike from Thenay cottage.
Chenonceau Château has to be THE château to visit whilst in the Loire Valley. The "Ladies Chateau" is elegantly straddles the River Cher. There are stunning bouquets of flowers in each of the rooms and the kitchens are remarkable. Outside there are formal French gardens, the royal vegetable…
Property of the Crown, then Royal residence, Chenonceau Castle is an exceptional site: original design, richness of its collections, furniture, décorations, women garden....