Château de Chenonceau: Distant context view of gallery over the river and the Tour des Marques



Of the medieval building, only the keep on the right bank of the Cher, the ‘Tour des Marques’, survives, with 16th-century alterations.

Built by Thomas Bohier 1515-1522. In 1560 Catherine de’ Medici, Queen of France, compelled her husband’s mistress Diane de Poitiers to surrender the Château of Chenonceau (Indre-et-Loire) to her. The gallery on the bridge spanning the Cher at the château (1576-1577), was part of Bullant’s scheme to add to the château’s sense of scale by creating dramatic axial approaches.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Château de Chenonceaux

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Rivers

  • Castles

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Renaissance

Place of Creation
  • +47.325+1.0706

  • Chenonceaux, Centre, France: Indre-et-Loire department, on the Cher river

  • Chenonceaux

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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