Loire Valley Castles 5/10 – Chenonceau


Chenonceau Castle is also often referred to as the “Castle of the Dames” (Château des Dames), due to the six women who, as its owners, gradually expanded it. Its origins date back to the 13th century, when there was a fortress and a fortified mill. Today’s shape from the late XIX century. It is worth noting that the castle also acts as a bridge over the river le Cher. Also noteworthy are the beautiful gardens