Tips for Visiting Chenonceau and Cheverny, Episode 171

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Categories: French Châteaux, Loire Valley


In this episode of the podcast, Nancy tells us about her visit to the Chenonceau and Cheverny Chateaux in the Loire Valley. As she points out, they are both spectacular but in different ways. Cheverny also offered stimulating activities for her teens, including the famous hunting dog pack and the tie-in to the Tintin stories.

Where Should You Stay When Visiting Chenonceau and Cheverny?

Nancy has some great recommendations, including where to stay in Montrichard. She found a quirky and fun place to stay that gave great flavor to their trip.

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The Rivalry Between Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici

Then, in the French History segment of the podcast, Annie shares the famous parts of Chenonceau Chateau History that grabbed her attention. I said famous, maybe I should have said "infamous". I'm talking about the story of the rivalry between Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici.

The Painful Death of François I and Henri II

In this episode, Annie also discusses the gruesome way in which two French Kings died. She edited  this episode on Halloween, so this probably influenced that. King or no King, life and death before modern medicine was painful. What do you think? Did François I or Henry II have it worse?

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Discussed in this Episode

  • Chenonceau
  • Cheverny
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Categories: French Châteaux, Loire Valley

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