Monday, 6 July 2009

that's My Holiday World in France, Chenonceau



Please click on slide to enlarge the images!

The castle of Chenonceau, which is built across the river Cher, was originally a fortified manor.Since 1243 it belonged to the Marques family from Auvergne. In 1512 it was sold. The new owner had the castle renewed in early renaissance style.For more information here


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26 comments:

Marie Reed said...

What a fairytale castle! Watching the slideshow is a wonderful mini vacation for me too!

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh wow! We are going to France in September, via Netherlands. I am excited now"

Patty said...

What a castle and what a wonderful looking kitchen.

Erin said...

awesome presentation...enjoyed the tour through the castle. i could get used of living in a castle. i know i would have plenty of room for all my stuff...lol.
have a wonderful tuesday.

Miss_Yves said...

C'est un des plus beaux châteaux français !
Nous l'avons visité plusieurs fois.
Les classes le visitent souvent .
J'admire votre activité pour réaliser des diaporamas !(J'aime ce mot qui emprunte des racines grecques)
Une brève réponse sur mon blog .

jeannette stgermain said...

You outdid yourself with these exquisite pics, Wil! I can't imagine what you had to do to shoot some of the angles LOL

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredible place. That cabinet was really impressive. But what a peaceful fortress!

Sylvia K said...

A fairytale castle indeed! Fantastic shots, as always, Wil! Wonderful history as well. I, too, loved a look at the kitchen. Marvelous post!

James said...

You have put together a wonderful show. I am so glad you did.

Dina said...

Incredible.
I've never seen such a place, built on the water and all.
Thanks for the pics, Wil.

ewok1993 said...

Wonderful captures. I feel like I had the holiday just by looking at your snaps :)

Canarybird said...

What a magnificent building and the photos are stunning!
I'm another who would love a kitchen like that!

Babooshka said...

You are really whetting my appetite to re visit France this year. I will be back to tour this video again. You can never show me enough of France.

Leslie: said...

I was there in 1997 and remember a lot about the gardens, in which we walked a LOT. But I don't recall the inside so much. I'd love to go back and see it again, though! Gorgeous travelogue for us. Thanks. :D

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, my, you are fortunate to see such incredibly beautiful places, Wil. How lucky we are the you share it with us.

Hugs,

Renie

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Fantastic viewing here. Ideal for multiple photos posting.

This is My world.

Wolynski said...

What a beautiful chateau and the pictures are just stunning. They've named a river after Cher in France? Just kidding.

Hazel said...

So beautiful! Thank you. I certainly enjoyed the virtual tour. Love the aerial shots.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful architecture and landscape around the castle. The interiors are beautiful.

Anya said...

Een woord PRACHTIG :)
U verdiend een pluimpje,
U maakt altijd zo'n leuke slide shows !!!
Gelukkig is het iets afgekoeld in ons landje ,
geniet van het lekker weertje vandaag :)
Anya :)

Anya said...

Neeeeeee
hier schijnt de zon,
dus er komt regen :(
Goed dat ik het weet haha....
Wacht anders even met boodschapjes doen misschien is het straks droog!!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

How grandious this château is. Fantastic pictures!

Arija said...

A wonderful palace indeed Wil. I take it you were guests of the Marquis?

Abe Lincoln said...

You really did a good job on this Reader Wil. I enjoyed it. The links worked and I enjoyed those as well. Hope you and the family are all OK and that you will all have a nice day.

Amanda said...

How wonderful, I feel like I just took a mini vacation!

Barbara Martin said...

When I visited France I went to as many castles as I could fit into the timeframe. A beautiful experience to walk where others have in centuries gone by.