Tomorrow I'll move on from Chenonceau and probably go back to the one photo a day format. For these last few days I just haven't been able to edit it down to a single image. Today I give you photos of flowers, as Chenonceau is known for its extravagant flora arrangements. The flowers are grown in a huge garden on the château grounds and dozens of bouquets are created twice a week all year round to adorn the rooms. I am showing you here a mere sampling of these arrangements.
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.