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Château de Chenonceau

Travel time from the cottage: 1h27

The history of the Château de Chenonceau is defined by a an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built, embellished, protected, restored and saved it. The first château was a medieval château dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, of which only the dungeon remains: the Tour des Marques. The château in its current form was built between 1513 and 1517, by Thomas Bohier and above all his wife, Catherine Briçonnet.
The garden of Diane de Poitiers : this “floating” parterre (12,000 m2), many of which were created in the Renaissance and of which Chenonceau is one of the finest examples, required a considerable investment at its conception. Its structure remains unchanged since its creation by Diane de Poitiers, however its current layout is by Achille Duchêne (1866-1947) …

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Lease Anjou cottage in Doué-la-Fontaine 49 Maine-et-Loire. Near our hostings, you can visted the Loire castle : Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos Lucée, Saumur castle, Angers, Unusual tourist places, troglos, the Layon and Val de Loire vineyards (appellations renommées : Saumur wine, Champigny, Puy-notre dame,Saumur wine, Bourgueil etc…), thematic amusement parks : Puy-du-Fou, the Futuroscope, etc… Welcome to Anjou !