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            Garden at Chenonceaux
The gardens had flowers, fruits and vegetables
which at the time were considered exotic such as melons and artichokes
    View over the gardens [at left] of Catherine de
   Medici.  The Gardens were finished in 1568 and
   inaugurated with a  great fete together with the
    ratification of the peace of Amboise.

    Catherine brought the use of utensils in eating,
    and gourmet cuisine from her home country of
    Italy.
            The Keep at Chenonceaux
 
                     The keep, or tower, of Marques
         Enterance Hall at Chenonceaux
  View of the entrance hall with the characteristic
  triangular ribbed vaults. 
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  Catherine de Medici's Bedroom at Chenonceaux
     Catherine de Medici's bedroom
        The Kitchen at Chenonceaux
                              The kitchen
 
 The bedroom
 of Louise de
 Lorraine

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                                The kitchen

Chenonceaux the village was as were all castles and their surrounding countryside and lands, the Castle was the fortress, the owner being the Lord and Master of his or her domain. This particular castle Chenonceau, was a royal castle and quite famous and was the 'Castle of the Dames' and you can read more here about Henri II and Catherine de' Medici a very powerful woman and Diane de Poitiers a rival.  READ MORE  


 
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