Château de Chenonceau
Location: Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire departement of France (Centre Region).
Built: 15th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Owned by a Private company.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00097654.
Notes: Château de Chenonceau is located in the commune of Chenonceaux in the Indre-et-Loire (France). It is part of castles commonly known as the castles of the Loire. Chenonceau constructed, designed and processed by women of very different in temperament. It was built by Katherine Briçonnet in 1513, enriched by Diane de Poitiers and expanded under Catherine de Medici. It becomes a place of contemplation with the White Queen Louise de Lorraine, then it is saved by Louise Dupin during the French Revolution and finally transformed by Madame Pelouze. Thus he is called the castle Dames because "this feminine imprint is everywhere, preserving the conflicts and wars to make it always been a place of peace. Castle furnished, decorated with rare antique tapestries and paintings, the private historic monument the most visited in France, set with several ornamental gardens, a park and a vineyard " The whole area annually receives 850,000 visiteurs5. The castle is classified as historical monuments since its inclusion on the 1840 list and the park by order dated 7 November 1962. "I do not know what a singular sweetness and serenity of an aristocratic transpires at the Chateau de Chenonceau. " - Gustave Flaubert, from his ouvrage: In fields and strikes 1881.
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