Monday, September 28, 2009

Chateau Chenonceaux

This amazing Chateau was in the little town in which we were staying although we couldn't see it until we actually went there. {It's hard to explain the lay-out and all.}




Chenonceau Day


It is justly famous~a stunning Renaissance building to which, in the mid-16th century, Diane de Poitiers added a brilliant wing, in the form of a galleried bridge spanning the river Cher. Her garden was also famous, and is one of the best documented of its period.

Chenonceau-3

We saved this breathtaking 'Chenonceaux' as a treat for my birthday, knowing that it would be fabulous! We pretty much spent the whole day there~inside, outside, gardens, potager, IPod tour, history, little picnic in a secluded corner~yes fabulous, fabulous!


Chanonceau

4 comments:

Jan J. said...

You've got to stop with these pictures - I am so contemplating selling all our belongings and booking a trip to France LOL! These are wonderful photos - I have so longed to go here and I love at least getting a beautiful vicarious tour since the real thing is not in the realm of possibility. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pictures and memories!

JStantonChandler said...

Absolutely stunning! What a wonderful adventure you are having. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Jen

nanajoy said...

Gorgeous Cheri!!!

grandma and grandpa said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Mom