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    Chenonceau

    • Chenonceaux, France
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      Beautiful castle of Chenonceau is located on the River Cher. His story begins in 1243, the year when the family settled these lands where Mark. First, the castle was heavily fortified, but where Mark had the imprudence to place on the territory of the estate English garrison. Learning of this, the French king ordered the destruction of all fortifications.

      In 1512 the castle went to Thomas Boyer, who was a great lover of the Renaissance architectural style. By order of Boye all former buildings were demolished, and in their foundation started a large construction project. By coincidence, the construction works wife ran Boye, and the Thomas on duty was often on the road and died in Italy. The rest of his story Chenonceau castle belonged to the noble ladies, including royal blood.

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