The Chateau of Chenonceau is getting busier and busier, with 900 000 visitors a year. Most of these are concentrated over the summer holidays and inevitably there are queues to get in to the chateau interior. The chateau management recognise that this is a problem and are working at making other elements of the property wonderful attractions in their own right. To mark the centenary of World War One a very moving display using material from the hospital that the family funded and ran for the duration of the War was installed in the stables. This year, to commemorate the 500 year anniversary of the birth of Catherine de Medici, an apothecary has been reinstated in the stables, where Catherine's original was once housed. It is very grand and engaging, and means that even if you don't get into the chateau itself, you will have had a thoroughly worthwhile visit.
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