Mooring on the Seine.
Due to a passenger pulling out of the Chateau excursion, I was able to go, instead of doing a walking tour. A beautiful morning spent there.
Entrance to the Chateau
All the window shutters are hand painted.
The chandeliers and lamps are French Baccarat Glass,
Overlooking the beautiful baroque gardens, created by Andre' Le Note.
The Man in the Iron Mask, Richard Chamberlain played the role in the movie.
The main meal was regularly wild boar.
The library's beautiful tapestry chairs.
Bedroom in waiting for King Louis in case he decided to visit.
The beds are extremely short in length due to the superstition that if you lie down fully, you would die as this is the death position. They slept sitting up, pillows behind them and this is why the headboard was invented.
The rear view overlooking the garden.
The tradition of giving lily of the valley flowers on May 1 is said to have begun in 1560, when knight Louis Girard presented King Charles IX with a bunch of lily-of-the-valley flowers as a token of luck and prosperity for the coming year.