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Chateau de Chenonceau
37150 Chenonceau, France
About Chateau de Chenonceau
Located in the beautiful small hamlet of the Loire Valley, the Chateau de Chenonceau is a picturesque tourist attraction in France. Originally, a small medieval fortress of the Marques family, Chamberlain Thomas Bohier acquired the site, during the reign of King Charles VIII of France, and built the present-day Chateau in 1512, with its works overseen by his wife, Catherine Briconnet.
Designed by Architect Philibert de l’Orme in 1556, the Chateau de Chenonceau is a stunning masterpiece of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, with the arched bridge, connecting the Chateau, to the other side of the River bank. Popularly known as the “Ladies Chateau”, the construction and development of the castle had a strong influence, by the unceasing succession of women, until the 17th century. In 1840, the Chateau classified as the “Monument Historique”, is the second best visited Castle, other than the Palace of Versailles, France.
The interiors of the Chateau displays the vibrant and luxurious Renaissance heritage, of the French Royals and fascinating memorabilia of the 15th century. The collection of antique Renaissance furniture, rich tapestries of the poster beds, exposed wood joist ceilings, extravagant fireplaces, and the sculpted rib vaults adorned with stained glass windows, are the highlights of the Chateau. Visitors can walk through the 60 metre gallery, built with traditional arched windows and slate tiles, overlooking the floral gardens. The floors are red brick tiled, and laid diagonally to form interlocking patterns, and the hallway adorned with coffered wood ceilings, of intricate floral designs.
Visitors typically spend about 45 minutes, touring the Chateau, the Gardens, the Domes Gallery, and the Carriage Gallery. Busiest during the summer season, the early mornings and late afternoons are the best times to visit the Chateau. Open 7 days a week, all round the year, including bank holidays, the Chateau opens between, 9am to 6pm from Nov–Feb, and 9:30am to pm from Feb-Sep.
Book tickets online to register for group tours and, nighttime promenades are available at scheduled timings to view the spectacular illuminated gardens of the Chateau, for €5. Audio guided tours of the Chateau are available in 12 languages, and cost €18.00 for adults, and €15.00 for students and children aged 7-18. A valid ID proof (identity card, passport, driving license) is necessary as a token of deposit for audio guided tours. Visitors can also avail guided tours in 16 different languages. Tickets online can be purchased using major credit cards.
Chenonceau does offer parking facility for those driving their own automobile. Also, those with reduced mobility can book a wheelchair at no cost. For more information or queries on tickets, timings, events, restaurant, shop, or others, reach the Chateau de Chenonceau support.