Chenonceau Castle on Loire Valley, France

Among many other beautiful castles on Loire Valley in France, Chateau de Chenonceau is well worth a visit.

Built around the 13th century on the river Cher (a left tributary of the river Loire), Chenonceau Castle is also nicknamed “The castle of the Ladies” becausethroughout the history it was administrated and taken care of by women like Diane de Poitiers (the mistress of Henri II) and Catherine de Medici (the wife of Henri the II) who forced Diane de Poitiers to move out of the castle after the death of her husband.

Chenonceau Castle Night walk

NIGHT WALK at Chenonceau Castle

The Castle can be visited during day, but also during evening (“Night Walk”). I recommend the evening visit, because while walking through the illuminated gardens you’ll be enchanted with the most wonderful classical music of Arcangelo Corelli (an Italian Classic). The music is heard in every corner of the gardens: it’s relaxing, romantic and a unforgettable memory.

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11 thoughts on “Chenonceau Castle on Loire Valley, France

  1. Perfect, too perfect! Evening would be the perfect time to see Chenonceau as well as the Louvre 🙂

    Back in ’11, my study abroad group saw the gardens here at night with the lighting against the huge towering trees and that view of the chateau over the water–breathtaking. I was a bit homesick but have a rainy pic from my visit (!

    1. It’s so nice to see my virtual friends being in the same place where I’ve been! Too bad you had a rainy day back then, but the castle looks amazing anyway. It’s such a magical place 🙂 I got my engagement ring there, so this place holds a special place in my heart 🙂

      1. That is way cool! I myself kept thinking the whole time while roaming the grounds, oh that clearing would be a perfect proposal spot and that garden etc. France is such a romantic country and certainly moments that I experienced single which would’ve been lovely to share.

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