It’s late to put up a Wordless Wednesday post, but I promised in my post on Monday about Diane de Portiers and Catherine de’ Medici (The Serpent and the Moon by Princess Michael of Kent) that I would post my photos of our visit to the Château de Chenonceau today — so here they are.

The Château de Chenonceau's most famous occupants were Diane de Portiers' mistress to King Henri II and, later, Catherine de' Medici, wife of the same man. Diane, and her architect, were responsible for the stunning arched wing over the River Cher.

The Château de Chenonceau’s most famous occupants were Diane de Portiers, mistress to King Henri II, and, later, Catherine de’ Medici, wife of the same man. Diane, and her architect, were responsible for the stunning arched wing over the River Cher.

While most of our group toured the inside of the chateau, Rick and I lingered in the gardens and discovered this charming pedestrian-sized drawbridge over a tiny moat at one corner of Diane de Portiers' garden.

While most of our group toured the inside of the chateau, Rick and I lingered in the gardens and discovered this charming pedestrian-sized drawbridge over a tiny moat at one corner of Diane de Portiers’ garden.

Here's another view of Château de Chenonceau, this one from Catherine de' Medici's garden.

Here’s another view of Château de Chenonceau, this one from Catherine de’ Medici’s garden.

I had a hard time choosing photos to put in my blog post, so I put a bunch more up on Flickr. Check them out here: Joy’s Photostream.

For more photos around the web, take a look at this week’s Wordless Wednesday.

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