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Welcome to Château de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau

Only a few miles outside Tours, on the River Cher, the Château de Chenonceau is probably the most celebrated of the many châteaux in the Loire valley. It was used as a mill in the Middle Ages and bridges the whole width of the river. It was owned by a succession of powerful noblewomen including Henri II's mistress Diane de Poiters, the Queen Regent Catherine de Medici and Louise de Loraine and is often referred to at the 'Château des Femmes' .Inside visitors can see a wonderful 200-foot (61m) gallery, Louis XIV's sitting room and Francois I's bedroom.


Information & Facts

Admission
Castle and museum EUR12.50; concessions and other packages available.
Language
French is the official language.
Money

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.

Opening Times
Open daily but hours vary month to month, see website for details.
Time
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
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