Château de Chenonceau
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 garden,…
The Renaissance gardens of Marie de Medici and Diane de Poitiers are complemented by a vast cottage and cut flower garden and recently created walled garden based on designs made in the 1950s by the legendary British landscape designer, Russell Page.
Arguably the prettiest of the chateau. Possible to cycle there, I've done it many times, all along the river.
“Surrounded by landscaped gardens, this highly significant site in the history of France also houses an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture. ”
“Discover where Leanardo da Vinci spent his later days in life and a museum fully dedicated to the works and designs of the Renaissance maestro.”
“this is one of my favourites, its so real and usually pretty quiet. not expensive ”
“Its not really the chateau that we recommend, although beautiful, it is the stunning gardens. Laid out like a glorified 'potager' with formal planting, mixed with garden veg and flowers. A large lake with swans and a garden with perennial flowers, more like an English garden. Plenty of walks with stunning views over the garden. ”