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Château de Chenonceau

The breathtaking beauty of this majestic château is complemented with a collection of fine artwork and beautiful gardens.

Stand in awe as you view the magnificent Château de Chenonceau spanning the River Cher and examine the exquisite oil works within its extensive gallery. Meander down halls of period furniture into ornate, secluded rooms and explore the vast landscaped gardens.

Originally constructed at the beginning of the 16th century, the main building of the Château de Chenonceau is a fairytale picture of bright white turrets and towers. Admire the picturesque views of the castle’s arched supports rising from the river. This became the permanent residence of Catherine de Médicis after her husband Henri II died in 1559.

The first things you notice when you step through the entrance are the stylish straight and spiraled staircases, each adorned with motifs and carvings. Head upstairs to the bedroom of Diane de Poitiers to view an immense fireplace. Go to the top floor to seek out the dark mourning room.

Make your way through long corridors past superb 16th-century tapestries to the inspiring Grande Gallerie, supported by five wide arches across the Cher River. The gallery was the project of Henri II’s mistress, Diane de Poitiers. During World War II, the river marked the line between free and occupied France. Stories tell of how civilians often used the gallery to escape the clutches of the Nazis. Picture these scenes and view the gallery’s stunning oil paintings by artists including Rubens, le Primatice and van Loo. The top floor meanwhile holds an exhibit on the château’s long history explaining why it has come to be known as the ladies château.

Complete a stroll around the wonderful gardens. They are replenished every year with the planting of more than 130,000 flowers. Find your way through the garden maze, smell fragrant yew trees and enjoy the vivid colors of the rose garden.

Château de Chenonceau is located in the Loire Valley, a 10-minute walk south of Chenonceaux. It has an admission fee. Visit the château any day of the week.



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Auberge du Bon Laboureur £133
Auberge du Bon Laboureur

Auberge du Bon Laboureur

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Chenonceaux, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Caves du Pere Auguste and Chateau de Chenonceau. Mini-Chateaux Park and Chateau de Montrichard are also within 6 miles (10 km). Chenonceaux Station is only a 4-minute walk and Chisseaux Station is 16 minutes.

    Hostellerie du Château de l'Isle £71
    Hostellerie du Château de l'Isle

    Hostellerie du Château de l'Isle

    1 Rue de l'Écluse, Civray-de-Touraine
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Chateau de Chenonceau, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Clos Lucé Castle and St. Denis Church. Château-Gaillard and Chateau de Nitray are also within 9 mi (15 km). Chenonceaux Station is 22 minutes by foot.

      Hotel La Roseraie £97
      Hotel La Roseraie

      Hotel La Roseraie

      7 rue du Docteur Bretonneau, Chenonceaux, Indre-et-Loire
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Chenonceaux, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chateau de Chenonceau and Caves du Pere Auguste. Mini-Chateaux Park and Clos Lucé Castle are also within 9 mi (15 km). Chenonceaux Station is only a 3-minute walk and Chisseaux Station is 15 minutes.

        Hostel du Roy
        Hostel du Roy

        Hostel du Roy

           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Caves du Pere Auguste and Chateau de Chenonceau. Chateau de Montrichard and Mini-Chateaux Park are also within 6 miles (10 km). Chenonceaux Station is only a 3-minute walk and Chisseaux Station is 15 minutes.

          Logis Le Relais Chenonceaux £71
          Logis Le Relais Chenonceaux

          Logis Le Relais Chenonceaux

          10 Rue du Docteur Bretonneau, Chenonceaux
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Chenonceaux, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Loire Valley and Chateau de Chenonceau. Caves du Pere Auguste is 1 mi (1.6 km) away. Chenonceaux Station is only a 3-minute walk and Chisseaux Station is 15 minutes.

            La Maison de Famille
            La Maison de Famille

            La Maison de Famille

            49 rue Dr Bretonneau, Chenonceaux, Centre-Val de Loire
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Chenonceaux, this guesthouse is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Chateau de Chenonceau and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Caves du Pere Auguste. Chateau de Montrichard and Plage de Montrichard are also within 6 miles (10 km). Chenonceaux Station is 7 minutes by foot and Chisseaux Station is 12 minutes.

              Le Clos de Diane
              Le Clos de Diane

              Le Clos de Diane

              1 Rue Cusenier, Chenonceaux
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the historical district, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Loire Valley and Chateau de Chenonceau. Caves du Pere Auguste is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. Chenonceaux Station is only a 4-minute walk and Chisseaux Station is 16 minutes.

                Tournesols Sculptures
                Tournesols Sculptures

                Tournesols Sculptures

                2 Rue de la Gare, Chisseaux
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Chisseaux, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Chateau de Chenonceau and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Caves du Pere Auguste. Chateau de Montrichard and Plage de Montrichard are also within 6 miles (10 km). Chisseaux Station is only a 3-minute walk and Chenonceaux Station is 16 minutes.