This was awesome.
Lots of history you can read about in here, super cool rooms and unlike a lot of old castles and shit, lots of stuff is original, not copies.
There's a reason behind that but you'll find that out when you go in and read about Madame Dupin, the lady who basically saved the castle.
I've never learned about this castle ever before, I don't know if I wasn't a good enough student in my Art History classes or if this really is just an obscure hipster ass castle... but it's cool. Unique in the fact that it's preserved pretty well.
Check out Louise of Lorraine's room. Basically she was emo as fuck. Very rare.
pros - lots of shit is original not copies, louise of lorraine's emo girl room, rich history
cons - i don't know to be honest. GO HERE
Beautiful Chenonceau, one of the most exquisite spots in all the world and the most iconic and easily recognisable of the French Loire chateaux. It has associations with several French Queens and royal mistresses from the sixteenth century onwards and it is easy to see why it was so beloved by them. The exterior is absolutely beautiful and the interior, especially the long gallery and the room of Queen Louise, widow of Henri III is gorgeous and worth visiting.
The gardens are beautiful as well. Come in the Summer to see them at their best.
One of the castle plus cool from la vallée de la Loire, it's a mandatory visit. The castle is great in May, when you can walk aroun it, visiting the gardens and the forest.
If you like eating, it's better to do it out there, the brasseries are economics and the food is ok
My absolute favourite Chateau of the Loire, a true extravagance.
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