Chateau Chenonceaux, France
The Château de Chenonceau is a manor house near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. It was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher, sometime before its first mention in writing in the 11th century. The current manor was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert Delorme. Throughout its history it has been administrated and protected by women, including Katherine Briçonnet,, Diane de Poitiers then Catherine de Medici and Madame Dupin.

Chenonceau Castle is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, but also for the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations. Chenonceau Castle has an exceptional museum collection of the Old Masters’ paintings: Murillo, Le Tintoret, Nicolas Poussin, Le Corrège, Rubens, Le Primatice, Van Loo... as well as an extremely rare selection of Flanders Tapestries from the 16th century.

Things to see and do

* Chateau tour
* Gardens
* Restaurants & store
* Maze
* Old Masters’ paintings

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 4.33 km² (Chenonceaux)
Population – 300 approx (Chenonceaux)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Travel Links – Chambord is accessible by road from Paris.