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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'Located near the small village of Chenonceaux in the Loire Valley is a storybook castle surrounded by gardens and spanning the River Cher called the Chateau de Cenonceau.
Domaine Joel Delaunay La Voute Touraine Chenonceaux 2017 (PS15.99 online retailers such as Vivino) right An expression of Sauvignon Blanc that you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
| Domaine du Vaux Chenonceaux 2016, France (PS14.99, Majestic).
Domaine du Vaux Chenonceaux 2016, France (PS14.99, Majestic) A fairly rich style of sauvignon from a newish cru level appellation, Chenonceaux is a standard-bearer for the best of Touraine.
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. I'm talking about the small-to-medium-sized ones in the Montcontour or Talcy vein, which are already not bad" (Jean Echenoz, Je m'en vais, Mark Polizzotti, trans., NY: The New Press, 2001, p.
At Archie Schwert's party the fifteenth Marquess of Vanburgh, Earl Vanburgh de Brendon, Baron Brendon, Lord of the Five Isles and Hereditary Grand Falconer to the Kingdom of Connaught, said to the eighth Earl of Balcairn, Viscount Erdinge, Baron Cairn of Balcairn, Red Knight of Lancaster, Count of the Holy Roman Empire and Chenonceaux Herald to the Duchy of Aquitaine, "Hello." (42)
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. (10) These privileges gave Tory exclusive publishing rights to his editions, in particular the publication of 'certain pictures and vignettes', 'friezes, borders, crowns and scrolls'.
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.
If there's time for only one chateau, the awesome Chenonceaux is the one to see.
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.