Château de Chenonceau – Part 3


I’ve previously published two other posts about Château de Chenonceau – one post with photographs of the outside of the chateau and a second post with photographs of the inside of the chateau.  This post features photographs from the grounds surrounding the chateau.  In addition to the chateau, there were several other buildings and gardens on the grounds that we spent some time looking at.  Unfortunately, I don’t know much about the grounds, so this post will be somewhat lacking in terms of information.  I do, however, hope that you enjoy the photographs despite the lack of information.

I have no idea what this building was, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen something oozing with so much whimsical charm.  It was also a picture well-suited for Instagram’s signature square format.

Unidentified Incredibly Charming Building

Much of the area surrounding the chateau is devoted to maintaining the many gardens.  They were in the process of digging up the spring flowers and replanting the gardens with summer flowers while we were there.  These crates contained the summer-time plants for the gardens.

Crates Full of Fresh Flowers


Modern art isn’t typically my thing, but this sculpture was just too cute!  I doubt that the artist was going for “cute,” but I think she’s adorable. 🙂

One of my favorite things about Chateau de Chenoncea was the fresh flower arrangements that were in every room.  Many (if not all) of the flowers used in the arrangements are grown at the chateau.  These fields of peonies were absolutely beautiful!

Peony Patch

Peony Patch

Raised Bed Garden


Overview of Garden

Even their beds of lettuce were beautiful!


I was thrilled to see Nikos, Nausicaa, Gliko and Apollonia in the “Donkey Park” as we were leaving the chateau.  I don’t think that I’ve ever seen such adorable donkeys.

Chateau de Chenonceau’s Donkey Park

Chateau de Chenonceau’s Donkey Park

Chateau de Chenonceau’s Donkey Park

Parting Shot

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