Chateau de Chenonceau, France 2015 - Chenonceau by dromosapien Star this if you like it!

Chateau, Chenonceau, France 2015 - palace constructed: 1514-1522 on the site of a mill builder: Thomas Bohier (1460-1524) finance minister extended: 1556-1576 over the Cher river bridge architect: Philibert de l'Orme (c.1514-1570) bridge gallery architect: Jean Bullant (1515–1578) obstacle: Cher river location: 52 Parc de Chenonceau - Chateau de Chenonceau the Château des Dames / Ladies Chateau across the rail tracks from the town of Chenonceaux. The ladies of the chateau who developed the palace are: Katherine Briçonnet (c.1494-1526); Diane de Poiters (1499-1566) who was given the chateau by her lover Henri II (1519-1559); Catherine de Medici (1519-1589) widow of Henri II banished Diane de Poiters to Chaumont in 1559 after Catherine received the palace as compensation from her husband’s assassin, Gabriel comte de Montgomery (1530-1574); Louise of Lorraine (1553-1601) took up residence in 1589 was the widow of Henry III (1551-1589) who was assassinated by the monk Jacques Clément (1567-1589); Louise Dupin (1706-1799) protected the chateau during the French Revolution (1789-1799); Marguerite Pelouze (1836-1928) restored the chateau until bankruptcy in 1888; and Simone Menier (1881-1972) transformed the Galerie des Dômes into a military hospital during WW I (1914-1918).

Francueil , France

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