Château of Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau - M. Jauneaud Château of Chenonceau

Built, embellished and saved by women

Thank you ladies! Built in 1513 by a woman, Katherine Briçonnet, embellished by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici, saved at the time of the Revolution by Madame Dupin: without its women, Chenonceau would not be the most-visited of all the Loire Châteaux, along with Chambord.

Why such an infatuation? Probably for the elegant outline of its stone arches spanning the Cher that make the Château so original. The best way of admiring them is to take a rowing boat. But the gardens with their plant maze are also worth a look. A flower boutique offers original designs with dried flowers and decorative items.

Château of Chenonceau

Chenonceaux - 37150


From 14 €

Renaissance château. Unique architecture,built over the Cher river. A collection of masters paintings and a remarkable series of 16th-century Flemish tapestries. The Galerie des Dômes (wine cellar), exhibitions. Night-time promenades in the gardens during the summer, boat outings in (...)

  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable