A car park is located just in front of the entrance to the Château de Chenonceau. Enter through the gates (there is a security check and you may be asked to leave your food at the entrance, you’ll be able to collect them when you exit.) You will probably be amazed by the size of this amazing park.
This visit is just magical, and we admit that we loved the park more than the castle itself, because it is often very crowded. The large alley actually serves several different spaces: take some time to discover them all. Near the castle, you can admire the famous gardens of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. Very large and perfectly designed, they are very popular with visitors.
Nevertheless, we discovered a little hidden gem that we preferred: the “Russell Page Tribute Garden”. It notably contains sculptures by François-Xavier Lalanne, which fit perfectly into this green space … some kind of little secret garden. In the castle, the essential remains the gallery spanning the Cher allowing you to admire the water under your feet, for a pretty magical panorama. In general, children are quite fond of this part of the tour.