Château de Chenonceau - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Château de Chenonceau
One of the beautiful castle located in the heart of France which is also called the ladies chateau’ as throughout its history it is they who have most influenced its design and its destiny. The current château was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river. An architectural mixture of late Gothic and early Renaissance and it also has a beautiful garden that is open to the public.
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Attractions Near Château de Chenonceau
Château de Montpoupon
9.65km from Château de Chenonceau
One of the majestic castle which was located in the Loire Valley which was richly furnished and open for a free narrated visit. The Veneur museum has 25 rooms dedicated to art, hunting, and horses, and a newly restored kitchen and also a forest walk with its interactive terminals allow visitors to discover the fauna and flora of our woodlands are the main features of this area. Originally a medieval fortress, the castle was altered by the lords of Prie and Buzançais. The postern was constructed
The Chanteloup Pagoda
10.13km from Château de Chenonceau
The Pagoda of Chanteloup located in the heart of the castles of the Loire is the testimony of the castle of the Duke of Choiseul. The pagoda is 44m high and is held up by a ring of 16 columns and 16 pillars and it offers a panoramic view of the Amboise forest and the Loire Valley. The château was mostly demolished in 1823, but some features of the park remain there.
Château du Clos Lucé
11.17km from Château de Chenonceau
A beautiful castle which was Leonardo da Vinci's last residence. The site of the manor house dates back to the 12th century when it was surrounded by fortifications of which only the watchtower remains. The house as it is today, a good example of Renaissance art using both brick and the local tufa stone. Today it is a historical monument and is also a well-known museum about Leonardo da Vinci's life, work and memory.
Château Royal d'Amboise
11.67km from Château de Chenonceau
A place of residence for French kings from the 15th to the 19th centuries. It is one of the examples of the French style luxury architecture. Numerous men and women of letters and European artists stayed at Amboise on the sovereigns’ invitation. It has been recognized as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1840. It is situated at an elevation of 81 meters.
Grand Aquarium de Touraine
13.95km from Château de Chenonceau
The Grand Aquarium de Touraine is an aquarium located between Tours and Amboise. it is the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe and consists of 70 basins including a 30-meter-long freshwater tunnel sheltering species from this river but also oceans around the world. A total of 12,000 fish are staged in two million liters of water.
International Gardens Festival Of Chaumont-sur-Loire
18.85km from Château de Chenonceau
The Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire has become an essential place in the field of art and gardens. The heritage, artistic, and gardening makes this estate a unique place in the Loire châteaux circuit. It is a public cultural cooperation establishment , owned since 2008 by the Center-Val de Loire region. Because of its past and its exceptional location on the banks of the Loire , a landscape classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Centre-Val de Loire
The Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located in the south-west of the French capital Paris. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce, and for its many beautiful castles.