Here some more photos of the Château de Chenonceau. The renaissance style leaded windows are a favorite feature of mine. From this window in the great hall, you see that the room is suspended over the river Cher. Boats can float underneath.
The great hall is more or less a covered bridge between the two banks. Nice room for a big party, don't you think?
A view of the suspended part of the castle.
One reason that Chenonceau is my favorite château in the Loire Valley is not only because it is completely furnished, as many are not, but very tastefully so.
The kitchen is exceptional with hundreds of beautiful copper pots and this great old wood-burning stove. The room is a floor below the great hall, just above the river, where food supplies were hauled up in baskets through windows.