"castle and hunting -Cheverny" Cheverny Things to Do Tip by gwened
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a wonderful decorated castle of FRench history and hunting tradition, a must see in the Loire. Plus for children a wonderful story on Tintin, the cartoon character.
inside the dining room : The room is decorated with 34 wooden panels painted by Jean Mosnier illustrating the story of Don Quixote. The furniture includes a set from the 19th century, solid oak, carved with the arms of the Hurault de Cheverny, which are found on the tight walls of leather of Cordoba. The monumental fireplace, Renaissance, Golden fine gold, is surmounted by a bust of the King Henri IV. The andirons date from the 17th century. Above the wooden table that can accommodate more than 25 guests, a Dutch 18th-century solid bronze chandelier Silver (over 100 kg).
escalier d'honneur, stairs: A classic style stone stairway rises under a barrel vault, dating back to Louis XIII, to straight climb is adorned with rustic sculptures (garlands, fruit), involved warriors motifs and symbols of the arts, carved directly into the stone. It leads to the apartments. On the floor are visible a Savoyard parade of 16th century armor, a wood and prehistoric more than 6000 years (issue of a cervus megaceros, ancestor of the momentum), found in the ice of Siberia 200 years ago, gift to collector Paul, marquis of the Vibraye, in the 19th century.
The grand salon or living room: The Grand Salon of the ground floor was decorated on the wishes of the Marquise de Montglas. The ceiling has been restored in the 19th century. You can admire several portraits including two part and other ice: Jeanne of Aragon, of the workshop of Raphael, and Cosimo Medici attributed to Titian. There is also the portrait of Philippe Hurault de Cheverny, and that of his wife Anne de Thou and Marie-Johanne de La Carre Saumery, comtesse de Cheverny by Pierre Mignard, above the fireplace. Above the doors, portraits of Louis XIII (left) and Anne Marie Louise d ' Orléans known as La Grande Mademoiselle (right), and the other side left Gaston d ' Orléans and right Anne of Austria.The furniture consists inter alia of a style table Louis XVI by Stockel, and set dressers, chairs and sofas of the 17th and 18th centuries, covered in Aubusson tapestries.
Vestibule or inner hall area: The vestibule is furnished tense table benches of red of style Louis XV, above which hangs a tapestry of Flanders representative the return of fishermen, according to David Teniers cartons. The walls are decorated with deer wood.
the gallery: A gallery leads to the Petit Salon and library. She keeps a collection of portraits including: at the end of the Gallery, above the door, Philippe Hurault, his wife Anne de Thou, and his brother Jacques Hurault, by Jean Clouet. To the wall, left between the Windows, Jeanne d'Albret, by Oniate, on the right, four paintings by Rigaud, a self-portrait and a portrait of Mr Darlus, a portrait of Mr Delaporte, and a portrait of the Abbot of Rance, around a portrait at the foot of King Louis XVI. One can also observe a signed document George Washington evoking one of the ancestors of the current owners, who fought in the war of independence of the United States. The furniture includes a small signed convenient Riesener on which stands an equestrian statue of general Washington, in bronze.
small room, reading: In the Petit Salon five tapestries from Flanders are visible, attributed to Teniers, as well as a portrait attributed to Quentin de La Tour. The furniture consists of a set of style Empire signed Jacob and Dresser Louis XV stamped Schlichtig.
the library: paneled library, holds over 2000 works including complete collections.
room of tapestries: <it owes its name to the tapestries that decorate: five Flemish tapestries of the 17th century from the cartons of the Flemish painter David Teniers the younger. The tapestries show is including furnished with armchairs of time Régence style Boulle and vintage Dresser Louis XIV marquetry of tortoiseshell red turtle, brass and wood, made by Nicolas Sageot, a regulator of time Louis XV, adorned with chiseled bronze made by Caffieri, and a clock "to the three mysteries".
arms room, weapons :The largest room of the Castle, the arms room, decorated by Jean Mosnier, exposes a collection of arms and armour of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, including a small armor that belonged to the Duke of Bordeaux and count of Chambort, who was offered by the Marquis de Vibraye. The chimney painted Renaissance was restored in gold leaf. You can admire a painting by Jean Mosnier over the fireplace, supported by two loves: the death of Adonis. The room is decorated with a tapestry of the goblins of the 17th century portraying the abduction of the beautiful Helen by Paris. The furniture includes a set of chairs Regency signed Boulard, and chests of travel of the 17th century, including a trunk covered with leather of Cordoba, with the arms of France and Navarre and belonged to Henri IV.
King's bedroom: The bedroom of the King, the most richly decorated by eight tapestries 1640 (six in the House, two on the landing), according to cartons of Simon Vouet, representing the work of Ulysses; they are from the Paris factory which is earlier than the goblins. The subwoofer Italian ceiling is paneled with paintings with mythological theme (story of Perseus and Andromeda), 30 scenes from history of Théagène et Chariclée on paneling made by Jean Mosnier.The room is furnished with a four-poster bed from the 15th century to 2 metres long on 1.60 metres wide and covered with Persian embroidery of the 16th century. King Henri IV would have stayed. The rest of the furniture consists of a prie-dieu dating from Henri III, two chairs of time Louis XIII, and a set of Louis XIV chairs covered in Aubusson tapestries.
the park: In the Park of nearly 100 hectares surrounding the Castle, reconstructed a garden à la française. The main aisle, facing the castle is nearly six kilometres long. There is also a stream, and an English garden, planted lime trees, sequoia giganteum and several varieties of Cedars, as well as a vegetable garden.In the Commons, the remains of the old Castle of Raoul Hurault are visible in the part Renaissance. The pigeon, traditional Dovecote from the 9th century, was altered in the 16th century. It is now converted into water tower.The trophy room has 2,000 deer wood, a monumental fireplace and a contemporary stained glass, directed by the master Jacques Loire of Chartres workshop represents a departure from hunting. The room is also decorated with a set of 10 paintings evoking the different phases of the hunting.The kennel, nearby, is occupied by a pack of hundreds of dogs, breeds French white and black, as well as Anglo-French, intended for the hunting. The meal that is served to them every day, gives rise to a real "show".The orangerie dates from the 18th century.
and the wonderful story of Tintin, taught to French children including mine, is adjacent. Castle of Moulinsart. The Château de Cheverny was used model to Hergé, with the lateral wings reduced, created Moulinsart, the chateau of Captain Haddock. But Hergé was not only inspired by the external architecture of the Castle, it was also influenced by the decor and furniture for is transcribing the parts of the castle of Moulinsart.The Château de Moulinsart made his first appearance in the Secret of the Unicorn and was bought by Professor calculus enriched by the sale of the patent of his famous submarine built for Captain Haddock and used in the treasure of Rackham the Red Shark. Since then, the Château de Moulinsart became the homeport of Tintin and his companions.A building, adjacent to the kennel, houses a permanent exhibition on the work of Hergé in connection with the castle of Moulinsart. It basically sets carried over from the Interior of the monument with sound animations and models.
A must see in the Loire.
Address: 1 Avenue Château 41700 Cheverny
Directions: cant missed by train from Paris,or car on the A10 exit Blois
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