Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Chenonceau

Last weekend, I had an old friend Lauren Cobert ("Party like its 1999") come visit Tours.

After lots of stinky cheese, we made our way to the incredible chateau Chenonceau ("Party like its 1599").

For a bit of quick history, Chenonceau was given by King Henri II to his mistress Diane of Poitiers. When King Henri died from a lance splinter in the eye, his wife the Queen Catherine de' Medici told Diane, "wench--get walking." (I paraphrase from ye olde French).

Queen Regent Catherine ruled France for decades from her river chateau.

 I have known Chenonceau since Harry Rockower made a model of it when he was a wee lad (model still in the basement, where we play Blitz '99)

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