Monday’s Travel Photos: Chateau de Cheverny, Loire Valley

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When we visited Cheverny today, I was amazed at how beautiful it is inside. I did not remember any of the state rooms, only the bedrooms which I found disappointing during my last visit over ten years go. The domaine has been in the same family for six centuries and open to the public since 1922. The château as it stands today was built between 1624 and 1640 by Count Henri Hurault and his wife Marguerite Gaillard de la Marinière. The sumptuous interior decoration is by Jean Monier from Blois. It is the only major château to have retained its original furniture. Fifteen thousand bulbs are planted in the gardens each year, so if you can, time your visit for spring!

Front façade

Front façade

Painted ceiling in the Grand Dining Room

Painted ceiling in the Grand Dining Room

 

Fireplace in the Arms Room

Fireplace in the Arms Room

 

Stone sculpture on main staircase

Stone sculpture on main staircase

 

The family dining room with its matching table cloth and porcelain with the family arms

The family dining room with its matching table cloth and porcelain with the family arms

 

Painted shutters in the Arms Room

Painted shutters in the Arms Room

 

Late 18th century Erard harp in perfect working order

Late 18th century Erard harp in perfect working order

 

Painted door in the Grand Drawing Room

Painted door in the Grand Drawing Room

 

North façade of Cheverny

North façade of Cheverny

 

The Orangery

The Orangery

 

Rin Tin Tin & Rusty exhibition - Cheverny was the "model" for Moulinsart Château in several comic books

Tintin exhibition – Cheverny is the “model” for Marlinspike Hall (Moulinsart in French), Captain Haddock’s residence in the Tintin comics, created by the Belgian author and illustrator Hergé

 

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