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