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  Chateau Chenonceaux
The Chateau Chenonceau, near the small village of Chenonceau, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France, was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher.
Eventually, the chateau was seized by King François I for unpaid debts to the Crown, and after François' death, King Henri II offered the chateau as a gift to his mistress, Diane de Poitiers who became fervently attached to the chateau and its view along the river.
During World War I the gallery was used as a hospital ward; during the Second War it was a means of escaping from the Nazi occupied Vichy zone on one side of the River Cher to the free zone on the opposite bank.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ch/Chenonceaux.html   (570 words)

  
 Château de Chenonceau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Château de Chenonceau, near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France, was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher, sometime before its first mention in writing in the 11th century.
She saved the château from destruction during the French Revolution, preserving it from being destroyed by the Revolutionary Guard because it was essential to travel and commerce being the only bridge across the river for many miles.
She is said to be the one who changed the spelling of the Château (from Chenonceaux to Chenonceau) to please the villagers during the French Revolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chateau_Chenonceaux   (3922 words)

  
 Chenonceaux - France And The Netherlands
At his death her power was, of course, at an end and Chenonceaux, and all else possible, was taken from her by the orders of Catherine, the long-suffering wife, who had been put aside for the fascinations of the charming huntress.
The chateau of Chenonceaux, so greatly coveted by Catherine when she first came to France, and when it was in the possession of Diane, still remains in all the regal splendor of its past.
which the chateau was built passed great highly colored barges, including a fleet of gondolas to remind the queen-mother of her Italian days—the ancestors perhaps of the solitary gondola which today floats idly by the river-bank just before the grand entrance to the chateau.
www.oldandsold.com /articles13/travel-85.shtml   (1726 words)

  
 Loire : Loire valley, Chenonceau Castle
The elegant barrier built across the Cher river, the Chateau de Chenonceau is a jewel of Renaissance architecture.
Built in the 16th century, it owes its development to two women: Diane de Poitiers, Henri II's mistress, who was given the Chateau to live in by the king, and Catherine de Medici, his wife, who, when he died in 1559, forced her rival out of the Château.
The Chateau is located at the end of a long, shady horse path.
www.azureva.com /gb/loire/magazine/chateau/chateaux-chenonceau.php3   (426 words)

  
 Treasures of the Loire - Europe - Peregrine Adventures
The classic Château de Chenonceaux, with the River Cher flowing gently under its elegant arches, is arguably the most graceful.
From Blois we cycle to Chateau de Chambord - one of the loveliest Renaissance buildings in the Valley of the Loire.
The Chateau de Chambord was a retreat for French kings, especially Louis XIV.
www.peregrine.net.au /europe/trip_notes.asp?trip=1983   (2134 words)

  
 Chenonceaux France - Loire Valley - IndigoGuide Chenonceaux
The village of Chenonceaux is famed for its glorious 16th-century chateau Chenonceau (spelt without the 'x').
Approached by a striking treelined avenue, the chateau spans the River Cher and its most famous feature is the arches across the river.
The gare SNCF is nearby, in front of the chateau, with two or three trains to Tours daily.
www.indigoguide.com /france/chenonceaux.htm   (451 words)

  
 Chenonceau
Chenonceaux, small agricultural community in the department of Indre-et-Loire in northwestern France,18 miles east of Tours.
Chenonceaux is best known as the site of the 16th-century Château de Chenonceaux, which is situated on the north bank of the river.
There is a fabulously beautiful and level walking path along the Cher River to the Chateau so that your arrival is graced by the truly spectacular vision of the Chateau as it stretches across and is reflected by the Cher River.
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Western_Europe/France/france13.htm   (7740 words)

  
 On Location: France - Chenonceaux Chateau
This magnificent chateau served as the prison in the episode "Evasion." Hanley escapes from the prison by river, after dropping down by a rope from one of these windows (stunt actually performed by stuntman Earl Parker).
Chateau Chenonceaux in 1997 (photo taken by Dion Osika).
Chateau Chenonceaux in 1965 in the episode "Evasion."
www.jodavidsmeyer.com /combat/personnel/france_chenonceaux.html   (152 words)

  
 biking in france for you at bike riding is great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chateau Chenonceaux in the Loire Valley starting point for a cycling adventure through the "Garden of France." Just east of Blois the magnificent ch teaux of Search for.
Chateau Chenonceaux in the Loire Valley starting point for a cycling adventure through the "Garden of France.
Chateau Chenonceaux in the Loire Valley starting point for a cycling adventure through the "Garden of France." Just east of Blois the magnificent ch teaux of Mountain Biking in MountainZone.com brings you the best Mt. Bike action through stories pictures audio and video clips Ride the Hotspot of European Mountain Biking.
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 T&T in France ~ Château de Chenonceaux
Anticipation: The tree-lined road that leads to the chateau.
Took a short (15km) country-lane drive from Amboise to Chenonceaux, the beautiful château of Diane de Poitiers.
This trés elegant castle sits astride a river and is emblazoned with the initials of Catherine de Médici -- wife of Diane's lover, King Henry II.
www.fishcat.com /france/20chenonceaux.html   (127 words)

  
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We left Chateau D'Artigny after breakfast and headed to a beautiful Chateau on the Indre river in Azay le Rideau.
There is a chateau in the village that was completely restored from ruins in the 20th century.
Due to the geography, it was not possible to get a good picture of the entire chateau but we were able to capture the part of the roof with the beautiful enameled tile designs typical of that time.
www.systex.net /~levin/france-2001   (2205 words)

  
 Chateau de Chenonceaux - Chenonceaux, France - Great Buildings Online
"The Chateau of Chenonceaux was begun in 1515 for Thomas Bohier, who built the right-hand block.
"The first part of the Chateau de Chenonceaux was the simple rectangular four-towered block with steeply pitched roof standing on piles in the River Cher.
We appreciate your suggestions for links about Chateau de Chenonceaux.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Chateau_de_Chenonceaux.html   (234 words)

  
 LVO, Chenonceau Chateau, Chenonceau castle, Chenonceaux
A wall of elegance built over the Cher river, the Chenonceau chateau is one of the highlights of Renaissance architecture.
5 women are responsible for the wealth of decoration both inside and outside that make Chenonceau the most popular chateau in France.
Bird's eye view of the southern side of the chateau
www.lvo.com /GB/MAG/CHATEAUX/CHEN.HTML   (61 words)

  
 La Belandre en Touraine: discover the Chateau de Chenonceaux by boat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
La Belandre en Touraine: discover the Chateau de Chenonceaux by boat
boat on the Cher river, passing through the arches of the Chenonceaux castle.
All this discovery may take place while partaking of a good meal in a refined and comfortable (air conditioned) setting, or during the course of a simple excursion.
www.labelandre.com /htgb/0001.htm   (259 words)

  
 Hotel du Bon - Chenonceaux - Hotel du Bon Reviews - TripAdvisor
Traditional 2-story Inn (built in 1800) situated in village center, near the 16th-century Chateau de Chenonceaux.
At the recommendation of a local wine grower we stayed at the Bon Laboureur for two nights in May 2004 and although the weather was not good we were delighted by our stay.
It is only two blocks from the enterence of the Chateau and a beautiful group of small buildings.
tripadvisor.com /Hotel_Review-g187123-d219872-Reviews-a_als.0-Hotel_...   (1104 words)

  
 Chateau de Chenonceaux on the River Cher - Photo From Exodus Holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chateau de Chenonceaux on the River Cher - Photo From Exodus Holidays
Chateau de Chenonceaux on the River Cher (France)
Explore the chateaux, mediaeval villages and vineyards of the 'Garden of France', with fine wines, gourmet food, lazing by riverbanks and just enough cycling to work up an appetite for your next meal!
www.exodus.co.uk /picfiles/d02hp29a.html   (105 words)

  
 Vrigny - The Barn pres du Chateau de Chenonceaux, Val de la Loire, Vallee des Rois
Vrigny - The Barn pres du Chateau de Chenonceaux, Val de la Loire, Vallee des Rois
is wonderfully placed for walking, cycling and generally enjoying the countryside as well as being centrally located for the chateau and vineyards.
The Barn is secluded and separated from our two other cottages at Vrigny and is therefore ideal for a couple hoping for a private and romantic holiday.
www.loire.net /cottages/barnfr.htm   (345 words)

  
 Les Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Loire Valley Tourism and Things to Do - IgoUgo
The first chateau my classmates and I stopped at on our tour of the Loire Valley was the huge 16th Century chateau of Chambord.
Chambord was a favorite hunting lodge of King Franc...
Our second stop on our day of chateau sightseeing was another 16th century chateau, the beautiful Chenonceaux, which is on the River Cher, a tributary of the Loire River.
www.igougo.com /planning/journal.asp?JournalID=14983   (316 words)

  
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