Mommy & Daddy visited Château de Chenonceau in September of 2014 (for our 10th anniversary) and knew it would be a great place to share with the girls. The castle has beautiful gardens and is is built directly upon the river Cher. The rooms are furnished with beautiful furniture, and each room always has a beautiful fresh bouquet of flowers from the gardens. This time of the year, the entire Château is decorated for the holidays, with grand Christmas trees & greenery in such a way that it almost seems like every castle should be that way every day of the year. The kitchens are particularly fun to see, as they show a glimpse in to what life was like for the servants of the castle. All in all, it's one of our favorites.
The girls fell in love with the maze located on the garden grounds. They spent more than a few minutes running through the twists and turns, racing and challenging each other to various exits and paths.
And meet Mitaines (French for Mittens). Mitaines was born on the Château grounds, and Ellie didn't hesitate to adopt the fuzzy little kitty!