Loire, France: Château de Chenonceau

published 6 years ago by Rick Steves

The château of Chenonceau in France's Loire is one of the great sights in all of Europe. Earlier châteaux were built for defensive purposes, but Chenonceau was the first great pleasure palace, designed for high society. At www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.

Lehrer n't Shatila Shannon so it's the toast of the lower. This sixteenth century renaissance palace arches gracefully over the share it. Its formal garden combined with the delightful riverside setting makes it one of the great. All the beer. The palace is lovingly made. Bouquets of fresh flowers adding fragrance. And it included audio guy making sure visitors understand what they're looking. Big fireplaces warmed big bands well portrait 7 lustrous owners give the place says certain pedigree. Well the tapestries kept the rims cozy they also functioned to depict recent history. To the king's like course. The sixteenth century tapestries are among the finest in France ...

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