Monday, 22 April 2019

Drought Danger for Chenonceau

At Chenonceau they are worried. There hasn't been enough rain this winter and the river Cher is at record low levels. Around the base of the arches which support the long gallery the water is barely 30 cm deep. Normally in the spring it would be at least 1.2 metres deep. Concerns about how the wooden piles driven into the river bed that form the foundations of the chateau building may dry out, causing the building to be vulnerable to vibration and cracking. At Loire Valley Time Travel we take a particular interest in the management and conservation of historic buildings, so we are keeping a close eye on this situation. When you tour with us you will get an insight into the challenges involved in preserving these iconic buildings.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

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