Chenonceau is the second most visited palace in France. You will immediately see why. The gardens are sublime, standing over a river as a portrait of rural bliss.
Taken by a king, given to his mistress, claimed by his widow. Many noblewomen have owned Chenonceau, and they say it has a distinct feminine touch.
Follow your guide over lawns and halls, and discover how the palace was built on the Cher and why it was spared during the Revolution. In the art gallery, admire paintings by masters like Murillo and Rubens, and discover rare 16th-century Flanders Tapestries.