Chenonceaux


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Chenonceaux

(shənôNsō`), village, Indre-et-Loire dept., W central France, in Touraine, on the Cher River. It is famous for its château (built 1515–22), the residence, successively in the 16th cent., of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de' Medici. The wing of the château over the river was added by Catherine in 1560.
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At the end, after Ferrer catches the thief and elects not to kill him, he is said to be in possession of enough wealth to be able to purchase a chateau on the Loire: "I'm not saying the great chateaux, like Chambord or Chenonceaux.
Elements are taken from Chambord, Blois, Chenonceaux and Azay-le-Rideau, while the interior is filled with the real thing: boiseries from a wide variety of Parisian hotels and elsewhere.
It seems that Tory was well aware of the revolutionary design of his Books of Hours, as he was granted from King Francois I two exceptional privileges, the first dated 23 September 1524 at Avignon and the second 5 September 1526 at Chenonceaux.
While there, Harry Shaw has included the following excursions: A compete tour of Paris visiting the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame plus a visit to the Palace of Versailles, a full-day tour of the beautiful Loire Valley calling at the superb Chateau of Chenonceaux, and a Paris by Night tour.
A six-day trip starting at Chenonceaux takes in some of the best of the Loire Valley region which is blessedly more or less flat.
The very name conjures images in the mind such as magnificent chateaux and you'll have the chance to visit the very best of them - Chenonceaux, Villandry, Chinon.
Only slightly further a field is the elegant chateau of Chenonceaux which spans the Cher river.
Louise de Lorraine, the widowed queen of Henry III, passed the final years of her life in perpetual mourning, her bed chamber at Chenonceaux adorned with black draperies embroidered with silver tears, a portrait of Henry, and a small altar (see fig.
Travelers will delight in magnificent sites including Notre Dame, Chateau Chenonceaux and Avignon's magnificent Papal Palace.
WALKING IN LOIRE: Belle France (01580 214 010) offers six-night, easy-walking, self-guided tour with Wednesday deps through Sept for pounds 849, saving pounds 50, via Chenonceaux and Cheverny.
The very name conjures images in the mind --The chateaux, the translation of castle does not do them justice, they are magnificent and you'll have the chance to visit the very best of them - Chenonceaux, Villandry, Chinon.