Château de Chenonceau


The Château of Chenonceau is located in the Centre Val de Loire region, and was once a royal residence as property of the crown. It is a truly exceptional site, both for its original idea of building it on the Cher River, and for its destiny: to be loved, managed, and protected by women such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de’ Medici. Today, the Château of Chenonceau is second only to Versailles as the most visited château in France.


galerie du chateau de chenonceau

A monument of exception

A place famous for civilization, transmission, and sharing, the Château of Chenonceau owns a collection of paintings by the great masters. It is a magnificent art gallery that rivals some of the greatest museums, as well as boasting a remarkable series of Flemish tapestries.

Forerunner in a number of domains, the Château of Chenonceau is the only one to propose a video-guided visit using iPod, in 11 languages.


 jardins chateau de chenonceau


 le chateau de chenonceau en nocturne

A magical atmosphere

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June, and every evening from the 1st of July to the 31st of August, the château also organizes a night stroll in its gardens. It is a magical visit that is accompanied by the music of virtuoso Arcangelo Corelli.



Numerous facilities and activities

There are numerous points of interest just waiting to be discovered: a restaurant with refined cuisine, l’Orangerie, a tea room, a self-service restaurant, a wax museum, boat rides during the warmer seasons, and the gardens of Diane de Poitier and Catherine de’ Medici. From the kitchen garden, to the 16th century farm, to the floral workshop, to the interior of the château, the Château of Chenonceau is pure enchantment.