Chenonceau is one of the many lovely chateaux in the Loire Valley. While, after visiting a few, they can merge in your mind, the distinguishing factor about Chenonceau is that it was built over the river itself. Quite a feat at the time it was built – in the 1520's.
It was a favourite with Catherine de Medici. It was saved from being destroyed during the French Revolution because it was the only bridge across the river for miles around.
During World War II the gallery was used as a hospital. And that gallery was my favourite part of the chateau.