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Ophorus Tours - Chateau de Chenonceau Loire Valley Castle - Entrance Tickets & Wine Tasting

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Chateau de Chenonceau Loire Valley Castle - Entrance Tickets & Wine Tasting

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The original Château dates back to the 13th century but was later torched and rebuilt to be finally taken by King Francis I as a debt.The next most important owner was Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henri II, who transformed the building and added the arched bridge that spans over the River Cher. After the kings death, the Chateau became the property of Catherine de Medici who expelled Diane de Poitiers.During ...

Visit Château de Chenonceau including audio-guide

The original Château dates back to the 13th century but was later torched and rebuilt to be finally taken by King Francis I as a debt.

The next most important owner was Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henri II, who transformed the building and added the arched bridge that spans over the River Cher. After the kings death, the Chateau became the property of Catherine de Medici who expelled Diane de Poitiers.

During her time at the Château as owner, Catherine de Medici spent large amounts of money for renovation and embellishments and was known to house spectacular night time parties. It is here that in 1560, the first ever fireworks took place in France.

After the death of Catherine de Medici, the Château passed into several hands including that of Louise Dupin famous for hosting a literary salon that was attended by some of the most famous figures of the time including Voltaire, Montesquieu, Buffon or Marivaux. Famous philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau was Louise Dupin's secretary and tutored her son.

In more recent history, the castle was bought in 1913 by Henri Menier whose family was famous as chocolate makers and the Chateau de Chenonceau is still in their possession today.

After your arrival at Chenonceau castle, begin your self-guided tour. Chenonceau is home to an outstanding collection of furniture, tapestries and paintings that included artworks from Rubens, Tintoretto, Van Loo, Murillo, Veronese, Poussin, Van Dyck and many more.

Also, during your tour, you will visit the highlights of the castle including Diane de Poitiers' bedroom, the Green Study, the Gallery and the kitchens. After the visit, you will have some free time to explore the gardens.

Wine Tasting session of Loire Valley Wines

After your visit, be introduced to the AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux Loire Valley wines. AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux wine is inextricably linked with the Château of the same name. Chenonceau is recognized the world over, and reflects the concept of the perfect balance of nature - water, air and green spaces -  with unique architectural prowess. Here, the quest for quality is constant. This new designated area strikes a perfect balance - true alchemy is at work between the vineyard and the Château. 

Made with skill and passion, Touraine-Chenonceau wines deliver an authentic flavor of the terroir - a perfect base from which to develop a wine tourism offering.

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