Château de Chenonceau

The Chenonceau Château with an exceptional location, over the Cher River, is an architectural mixture of late Gothic and early Renaissance. It has some very well laid gardens and finely decorated rooms and Chapel. It was gifted by King Henry II to his mistress Diane de Poitiers. After the death of King, his widow and Regent Queen Catherine forced Diane to vacate the Château and made it her residence. Château's interior and its gardens have a strong stamp of these two women. After the Royal Palace of Versailles, Château Chenonceau is reportedly the most visited château in France. (Wikipedia)