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  1. 1. Chateaux :)))) Heather CaldwellSunday, March 20, 2011
  2. 2. Define A Chateaux is a manor or house or residence of lord of the manor or a country house of nobility or gentry. the Loire Valley is located between Sully- Sur-Loire and chalonnes. The Loire is an administrative department in the east-central part of France. They were built between the 10th and 20th centuries, it sought to protect the French revolution after the rhône-et-Loire government split into two.Sunday, March 20, 2011
  3. 3. Chenonceau The Chateau de Chenonceau was built in 1513 by katherine briçonnet.(http:// It was made more attractive by diane de poitiers and catherine de médicis.(http:// then it was saved by mrs.duplin during the french revolution.(http://www.chateaux-, March 20, 2011
  4. 4. People Diane de Catherine de Mrs. Duplin poitiers médicis ( ( (, March 20, 2011
  5. 5. Architecture The chenonceau was built on the river cher where its unique beauty and architecture would be reflected on the water.(http:// It also has a formal garden, a park, renaissance style furniture, 16th and 17th century tapestries, and many masterpieces. (, March 20, 2011
  6. 6. Architecture ( (, March 20, 2011
  7. 7. History The Chenonceau chateau was built by thomas Bohier and overseen by his wife katherine Briçonnet. Soon after the completion it was seized by king Francois 1, because Bohier couldn’t pay off his debts. Then his successor Henry ii presented the castle to his mistress diane de poitiers who made significant renovations and changes to the gardens. Ten years later after the death of the king his widow catherine de médicis made diane de poitiers move to a different chateau and under the care of catherine de médicis made further renovations on the garden and chateau itself. after catherine’s death in 1589 the fortunes of the castle were changed. After the occupancy of the widow of king henry the iii and the mistress of king henry the iv the chateau became less occupied and maintained. The duke of bourbon bought it and sold most of it’s contents and the castle itself. The castle was sold to Claude Duplin, his wife gave new life to the castle and even managed to stop it from being destroyed during the revolution. (, March 20, 2011
  8. 8. History Catherine de Médicis Diane de poitiers mistress Mrs. duplin wife of claude duplin widow of henry ii of henry ii saved castle from being destroyed in revolutionSunday, March 20, 2011
  9. 9. Map, March 20, 2011
  10. 10. interesting facts During the first world war the owner turned over the chateau for use as a hospital for the injured soldiers. During the second world war one end of the castles galleries was in the occupied zone while the other end was in the french free territory. (, March 20, 2011
  11. 11. Bibliography, March 20, 2011