The well presented kichen at Villandry Chateau
The chateau sits astride the very swollen and muddy river. The coloured water seemed to compliment the chateau
The grand staircase and magnificent vaulted ceiling in Chambord Chateau
These buildings are in fact the roof tops of the wings and staircases on the second floor of the huge Chambord Chateau
The main canal that runs through the amazingly ornate gardens at Villandry Chateau
A very pleasing ornate and symetrical ceiling at Villandry
Look closely to see that these spectacular gardens are in fact veg not flowers! The question is how are they harvested? Each bed removed en masse or are they not used? Sadly I failed to find out whilst there. Anybody know?
Some of the gardens and chateau of this iconic French landmark
The high alter bathed in the purple light from the stained glass windows.
Topiarists At Work
A few of the many gardeners at Villandry hard at work amongst the Topiary
The iconic chateau straddling the river in spate
The icon Loire Valley Chateau Chenonceau on Le Cher
The most formal vegetable plot on the planet? Shame none of the produce is eaten at all!
The stark altar of Chambord Chateau's chapel a very large impressive space
The courtyard at Vilandry rather shabby compared to the immaculate gardens and sumptuous interior
Living On The River
The famous Chateau Chenonceau stands on the River Cher here in spate and a complimentry colour
Formality Fenced In
The formal vegetable garden at Chateau Villandry
Chateau Chambord in the Loire Valley
Chateau Villandry and part of it's famous formal gardens