I loved the kitchen at Chateau de Villandry almost as much as the kitchen at the Chateau de Chenonceau.  It is the only rustic room in the Chateau with a terracotta tiled floor, large fireplace, and exposed masonry.  It contains all of the elements of a kitchen from the early 20th Century including an oak table, copper pots and […]

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 […]

Is it just me, or does the Chanel logo from the early 1900s look an awful lot like the interlocking “C’s” that Catherine de Medici used as her insignia in the 1500s?  Well, you know, minus the crown?  Here it is carved into an ornate fireplace mantel in the Chateau de Chenonceau. You Might Also Enjoy: […]