Château of Chenonceau

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Park and garden, Historical sites and monuments

Palace

Listed or registered (CNMHS), UNESCO World Heritage

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Jardin remarquable - 500 ans RenaissanceS

Built on the Cher River whose waters reflect the unique beauty of its Renaissance architecture, Château de Chenonceau is the wonder of the Loire Valley. Museum: a stone’s throw away from the Diane of Poitiers and Catherine de Medici gardens, the Galerie des Dames de Chenonceau found its place in the former royal stables. You will see the dreams, ambitions, major projects and destines of the women who made the history of the castle.

Its arches gracefully straddle the Cher. Beloved home of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, Chenonceau is the second most visited castle in France, after Versailles. This 16th century castle is marvellously furnished (the kitchens are a delight!) and an iPod tour is available. The gardens planted all around the keep will enchant you, not to mention the delightful village, which is spelled with an "x"!

Built on the Cher River whose waters reflect the unique beauty of its Reneaissance architecture, Château de Chenonceau is the wonder of the Loire Valley. Museum: a stone’s throw away from the Diane of Poitiers and Catherine de Medici gardens, the Galerie des Dames de Chenonceau found its place in the former royal stables. You will see the dreams, ambitions, major projects and destines of the women who made the history of the castle.

At Chenonceau the harmony between nature and architecture is there for all to see. Particularly exceptional are the château’s gardens, all of which are remarkable: French-style gardens by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de’ Medici, a maze and vegetable garden. The château is open to visitors every day of the year and its gardens are a daily occupation as they are permanently cultivated. The plantations, renewed in spring and summer, involve the planting of 130 000 bedding plants, grown on site by the team of gardeners. The Green Garden, just in front of the Orangerie and originally designed by Bernard Palissy, contains a collection of outstanding trees, including the magnificent two-hundred year old green oak. The woodland park borders this perfect layout of gardens.

Rates

Full adult price - With or without audioguide
to 15,00 from 19,00 €
Child rate - With or without audioguide
to 12,00 from 15,50 €
Group rate - 20 pers. mini. Visit with leaflet or audioguide
to 12,00 from 15,50 €
Discount rate
to 12,00 from 15,50 €
Free rate

Equipments

Picnic area, Terminal electric charge, Parking, Restaurant, Fully equipped meeting room, Wifi

Shop, Play area

Spoken languages

English

Languages of the documentation

French, English, German, Arabic, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Czech

Payment methods

Carte bleue, Postal or bank cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash, Eurocard - Mastercard, Money transfer, Visa

Pet friendly

Yes

Vidéo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Js06s8jNfA
https://www.youtube.com/embed/ENJI-RUrZpw
https://youtu.be/LrGYFRlNi1g
https://youtu.be/LrGYFRlNi1g
Château of Chenonceau
Château de Chenonceau
37150 CHENONCEAUX