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This has got to be one of the best spots in the Loire valley. We did not go inside (not sure if you can). We picnicked outside, having our fruits and a glass of wine as he spent the evening looking at the chateau in...More
We were advised to arrive early to beat the crowds. We heeded that advice and arrived about 15 minutes before opening. Easy ticket purchase through automated machines and we were first in line when the gates opened. A lovely short walk to the chateau and...More
Aside from Versailles and Louvre, Chenonceau Castle is a good representation of French castle. It's about 2.5 hours from Paris. Spend 1 hour with audio guide inside.
Another 30-60 minutes to walk around the garden to take some pictures.
There is also a Maze between...More
Spanning the River Cher, this lovely chateau shows the touch of multiple important and powerful women. Well worth a visit and taking the time to read about its history. Although its roots reach by to the 1100's, this chateaux was first built in the 1500's...More
Amazing history. Beautiful chateau on the river Cher.Incredible that the moat was added after the chateau was originally built.....what. Incredible story about the trap door in the main bedroom chamber floor. You can't make this stuff up.
A must see
Very highly recommended
We have visited a few chateaus in the Loire valley and this one takes the prize. The inside of the chateau is designed beautifully, providing the visitor with an historical perspective and a sense of the opulence of the inhabitants. The grounds are beautifully landscaped...More
This Chateau, in my opinion, is the best in the Loire Valley. It's history is fascinating and the rooms and gardens are wonderful to see. You can almost feel transported back in time. Give yourself plenty of time to visit this magnificent piece of history.
The first stop on my small group tour was Château was Château de Chenonceau, located on the river Cher, a tributary of the Loire, and it set the bar high. What a stunning place. It was built in the 16t Century on the site of...More
Masterpiece of renaissance in France, this jewell in the Loire valley is one of those sites no one should ever miss. Culture, history, and even so, plenty of art pieces inside, such as tintoretto, carpets, van dick, Rubens. Not to miss in a lifetime.
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I stayed in Amboise, a glorious medieval (and later) town quite close to Chenonceaux. Much nicer than Tours with lots of hotels, pensions, etc.. Has its own castle and fortifications, and Leanardo da Vinci lived and died... More
I stayed in Amboise, a glorious medieval (and later) town quite close to Chenonceaux. Much nicer than Tours with lots of hotels, pensions, etc.. Has its own castle and fortifications, and Leanardo da Vinci lived and died here. Amboise is the perfect base for exploring the chateau and wine tasting for the region.