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Early morning at Chateau de Rochecotte, where we enjoyed a two night stay, and a visit to Chateau Chenonceau.
Chateau Chenonceau is known as "the castle of six ladies" for the succession of powerful French noblewomen who lived there.
King Henry II, son of Francis I, gave the chateau to his mistress Diane de Poitiers, duchesse de Valentinois, who extended the structure by a bridge across the River Cher. Henry II's widow, Catherine de Medici, forced Diane de Poitiers to deed the chateau to her after Henry's death.
Catherine de Medici constructed the gallery above the bridge and the stables. The chateau became her favorite residence, and it was there that her son Francis II and Mary, Queen of Scots, were married in 1560.
This gallery is empty.