Although it only has about 400 year-round residents, the population of this pint-size village multiplies many times over at the height of the tourist season, when crowds flock in to ogle one of the region’s most renowned sites—the river-straddling Château de Chenonceau (yes, without the x). Once owned by legendary ladies, the "Château des Dames" has a decidedly feminine allure.
Chenonceaux at a Glance
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