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A wall of elegance built over the Cher river, the Chenonceau chateau is one of the highlights of Renaissance architecture.The wealth of decoration both inside and outside that make Chenonceau the most popular chateau in France.
The gallery over the Cher: The ground floor of the Chenonceau chateau is centered around a gallery built over the five-arched bridge that crosses the Cher. Designed as a ballroom, it is approximately 60 meters long.The floor of this gallery is covered with enameled tiles, and it leads to the larger rooms, such as the bedrooms of François I and Louis XIII, who was the last king to come to the chateau, and to the drawing room.
emblem of Francois I - A salamander,
above the main door of the chateau, welcomes visitors.
Contents: extract from www.lvo.com.