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Château de Chenonceau

Posted on 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM in What We’re Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

The Chateau de Chenonceau, built alongside the Cher River, is one of the most visited castles in France. This short film shows us exactly why. Gardens abound, including a dizzying, high-walled maze of yew, a 16th century farm, a rose garden, and a donkey park. The castle itself feels ornate, with Gothic columns, massive bridge, stained-glass windowed chapel, and monolithic towers. I learned recently that the castle is sometimes referred to as “Chateau des Dames”—or the ladies’ chateau—signifying the women who influenced its design, namely King Henri II’s mistress, Diane de Poitiers, and his wife, Queen Catherine de’ Medici.

Produced by Michael Gisselere

About David Conover:

David Conover is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

You’ll have the option to visit the Château de Chenonceau during the Loire Valley optional extension of our Seine: Paris to Normandy River Cruise.

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