Sunday, October 31, 2010

La Chapelle -- Château de Chenonceau




This private chapel in the much-loved Château de Chenonceau was saved during the French Revolution by Madame Dupin who camouflaged its religious purpose by turning it into a wood storage area.

Chenonceau, originally constructed in the 1500s, bears the influence of a series of powerful noblewomen residents and is often referred to as the Château de Femmes.


Château de Chenonceau
Cenonceau, France (Loire Valley)
200 km from Paris

15 comments:

SoozNooz said...

so regal :)

"All things French" said...

Bonjour Genie:
beautiful architecture ~& the stained glass windows so very pretty.
How fortunate it came to no harm.
~Dianne~

Picturit said...

Lovely picture like the way the windows add just a splash of colour.

shari @ little blue deer said...

So gorgeous. Would love to see it in person! XX!

Starman said...

Interesting history.

Virginia said...

Oh I wish I had gone here with you. Beautiful details!
V

M said...

Mon château favori! I loved Chenonceau -- it is magnificent and I would like to come back and visit again once the renovations that were being done are finished. Bonne dimanche ma cherie amie!

Alexa said...

Just goes to show why—with some notable current exceptions :~} —it's often a good idea to just put the women in charge. This is gorgeous, Genie. Reminds me a bit of the ceiling of the chapel in the Musée du Moyen Age.

Ninny said...

Wish I were an engineer or architect so I could understand what holds that ceiling up! Amazing and beautiful!

Liz

Peter said...

A beuatiful place. On the walls there are some 16th century "graffiti"!

Jack said...

Isn't Chenonceaux gorgeous? Everything there begged to be photographed.

Johnny Nutcase said...

beautiful architecture, love the stained glass!

JM said...

All the gothic ceilings are fantastic!

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