04 May, 2010

Vintage Chateaux in the Loire Valley

I have been wanting to visit the famous Chateaux of the Loire Valley for ages so it was great to visit some of them on this trip. We took a little tour from Tours (ha ha!) which is the main town in the Loire Valley. We visited two chateaux, the most famous - Chateau Chenonceau - and Chateau Amboise. Chateau Chenonceau was definitely the grander and more interesting of the two. Both the exterior and interior were stunning . . .

Chateau Chenonceau, Loire Valley

Main banquet hall

One of the many magnificient fireplaces - notice the over-eager tourist with his head up the chimney!

Beautiful detail on the ceilings

Re-created interiors such as the kitchen and butchery

OTT picture frames!!

Beautiful 16th century cabinet

These photos represent only a small part of the interior of the chateaux - there were many rooms with gorgeous furniture and paintings. I absolutely loved it so I would encourage you to try to get there if you are over in Europe.

 Vintage Sububia at Chateau Chenonceau, Loire Valley
Outfit: Cardy: Laura Ashley, Bag: Paris; skirt - etsy; Boots Sandler

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