Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chenonceau Videos

For those interested in Renaissance history and architecture, I would like to bring to your attention a series of eighteen videos on the château of Chenonceau. The videos discuss the cultural context of the château and present biographical vignettes of individuals who owned and altered it (François, Henri II, Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici). The later installments follow the history of Chenonceau on up through the twentieth century. Each video runs about 9 minutes in length. Worth watching if you have time to spare!


Marg said...

This place is so gorgeous. I am going to try and watch this at some point! Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

I've been to visit Blois and Amboise but Chenonceau is still the most romantic and my favourite.

Julianne Douglas said...

I fell in love with Chenonceau, too, when I visited it. The château is often referred to as "Le château des Dames," the "Women's Château," since a long stream of important women directed its embellishment and preservation. The videos do a good job of presenting these women and their accomplishments.