Tuesday, 25 August 2020

The Galerie des Domes, Chenonceau


Galerie des Domes (stableblock), Chenonceau. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time travel.

The Galerie des Dômes at Chenonceau is the long grand building you see to your right as you come into the entrance courtyard. It is a service building, originally consisting of stables, wine cellar and apothecary. It still has all of those things but the stables have been converted to a cafe and toilets have been added in modern times. In addition it now houses a reconstruction of the World War One hospital that was on site between 1914 and 1918. It is a fairly early addition to the famous chateau estate, having been constructed during Catherine de Medici's ownership in the third quarter of the 16th century.

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