Sunday, 27 September 2015

Church on Sunday...well chapel actually, at Chenonceau.

The lovely little chapel at Chateau de Chenonceau is a delight.

The original stained glass windows were sadly destroyed by bombing  in 1944 and were ultimately replaced in 1954 by the works of master glasswork Max Ingrand

During the French Revolution the chapel was saved thanks to the owner at that time, Madame Dupin as she turned it into a wood store!

With so many visitors the hardest thing is to get some photographs withouy people in them.

Dominating the nave, is the lofty 'Royal Gallery' from where the queens attended mass.Sadly no space for'our Joan' in this chapel within 'the ladies chateau'.

If you can you should try and visit the chateau over the Christmas period when even the chapel gets a makeover.

The chapel is entered via the guardsroom which is the first room on your left as you enter the chateau,

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