Take a tour of Chenonceau Chateau in France part of the World s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Imagine a castle, gleaming white, nestled in green forest, and floating on a river. Although it sounds fantastical, that is the description of the Chenonceau Chateau in the Loire Valley. This elegant castle has been the home of many nobles since the 16th century. Women have been the primary inhabitants of this chateau, giving it the nickname 'chateau de femmes'.