Château de Chenonceau
VIVRE, C’EST FAIRE DE SON RÊVE UN SOUVENIR. CHÂTEAU DE CHENONCEAU, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE.
Vivre, c'est faire de son rêve un souvenir.
Chenonceau, the Ladies’ chateau, has an interesting history as royal residence in the Loire and center of power in the 16th-century Kingdom of France.
When construction of the present Renaissance palace started in 1513, few could have expected that in the following century it would become a royal residence and home to such luminaries as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. During the late-16th century, Chenonceau was at the center of political power in France. Like other Loire chateaux, Chenonceau fell into disuse and insignificance from the seventeenth century onwards.
Chenonceau – often referred to as the Ladies’ Chateau due to the substantial influence women had on its development – is the second most-visited chateau in France and arguably the most romantic.