ARCHITECT, French
(active 1500-1510 in Normandy)

Exterior view

begun 1515
Photo
Château, Chenonceau (Indre-et-Loire)

The château was built for Thomas Bohier, Chamberlain to King Charles VIII between 1515 and 1521 on the site of a demolished castle, though its 15th-century keep was left standing.

The part of Chenonceau built at this period consists of a square block with a turret at each corner and a corridor through the middle.

The photo shows the entrance façade.




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