The farm at Chateau du Chenonceau includes Catherine de Medici‘s stables and a substantial vegetable and flower garden.  A large, 16th Century building at the entrance of the garden is now a floral workshop in which two full-time florists work year round to ensure fresh flower arrangements are ever-present in every room of the chateau. […]

As you exit Chateau du Chenonceau, you are faced with two options:  Diane de Poitier’s garden to your right or Catherine de Medici‘s garden to your left.  Diane de Poitier’s garden has more than one hundred types of hibiscus flowers that bloom in the summer and terrace walls covered with climbing roses.  Catherine de Medici’s […]

This the view from the second floor of the Chateau du Chenonceau, looking over the forecourt to the Chancellerie.  The Chancellerie was where the estate manager and Catherine de Medici‘s pages lived. \ You Might Also Enjoy: Chateau du Chenonceau:  Staircase Chateau du Chenonceau:  Exterior Chateau du Chenonceau:  Catherine de Medici’s Symbol

While I was trying (unsuccessfully) to get the shot I wanted of the Castle from the south, I noticed that this guy had crawled out one of the open windows on one of the upper floors and was just hanging out enjoying the summer day. You Might Also Enjoy: One Thing, Three Ways:  Windows at […]

The kitchen at Chateau du Chenonceau was perhaps the most remarkable kitchen of any castle, not only due to its size, but also for its views of the River Cher and how it was furnished.  While many chateaux don’t include the kitchen on the tour or show mostly unfurnished space, the kitchen at Chateau du […]