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Château de Chenonceau is a historic French chateau located in the Loire Valley, in the Indre-et-Loire region of France. It is widely considered one of the most beautiful châteaux in France and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. The chateau was built in the 16th century and is famous for its combination of Renaissance and Gothic architectural styles, as well as its extensive gardens. It is often referred to as the "Ladies' Chateau" because of the many influential women who lived there over the years, including Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. Today, visitors can tour the château, gardens, and its many art and historical exhibits.