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 France Loire Chateau de Chenonceau


Built on the river Cher, where the unique beauty of its architecture reflects in the water, the Château de Chenonceau is the Val de Loire’s finial.

Château des Dames as recorded in the French history books, Chenonceau owes a large part of its charm to women: it was built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, then made even more attractive by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis, and saved from the rigours of the French Revolution by Mrs Dupin.

The lovely surroundings, the formal garden and the park surrounding it add to the impression of delicate grace emanating from the castle.
The chapel, drawing rooms, kitchen…each "room" is indicated by a number between 1 and 20 and an icon. If you are in a bit of a hurry, choose the short version (it lasts from 40 to 45 minutes depending on the language).

From the old keep and the remains of the fortified medieval mill to the garden of Diane de Poitiers (who became chatelaine in 1547) you will discover the Renaissance and the Grand Siècle in a new way. You will walk in the footsteps of Voltaire, Marivaux, Montesquieu, Buffon and Rousseau before perhaps returning to your personal iPod to continue with music to the restaurant of the Orangerie.

Do you have a little extra time? The long version lasts 90 minutes. You can even "zap" at any point if you are interested in one element less than another. Or, on the contrary, if a picture, fireplace, or any piece of furniture particularly appeals to you, you can stay with it longer.

The Bedchamber of the five Queens
drawing room
with the voice of Michael Lonsdale
download the audio visit of the "Château des Dames", and prepare your trip to this beautiful Castle, its surroundings and garden. Once there, listen to the audio files on your iPod, and enjoy the delicate grace emanating from the castle, remarkable for its architecture and history.

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