At the end of this tree-lined avenue with its verdant canopy letting through only the smallest rays of sunlight, lies the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau. Spanning the River Cher and casting its magnificent reflection on the waters below, the chateau owes much of its architectural elegance to the design talents of the ladies of the house - Katherine Briconnet who designed most of the structure in 1513. Further embellishments were added by Diane de Poitiers and finally, Catherine de Medici, who not only influenced the interior design, but the magnificent gardens that bear her name. Read more about a fabulous day-tour from Paris to the Loire Chateaux!
The view from the other side of the River Cher (photo below courtesy of Wikipedia)