Cheverny, with its Classical...
Cheverny, with its Classical white facade and slate roof, stands on the edge of the Sologne Forest. Chateau de Cheverny was built from 1604 until 1634 by Count Henri Hurault de Cheverny. The symmetry and majesty of its facade are characteristic of the Classical Period. The interior is sumptuously decorated with furniture, sculpture, gilf, marble and panelling.
Cheverny consists of a tall building joined by two wings to square pavilions covered by rounded roofs surmounted by lanterns. It is very symmetrical and its Renaissance architecture has been influenced by the Classical period. The trophy room has a collection of over 2000 deer antlers, it looks kind of creepy. Near the trophy room is a kennel with over 60 dogs trained for coursing. You can hear the dogs all the way from the palace. The interior of Cheverny is lavished with many beautiful pieces of art and furniture.
Next thing which you must...
Next thing which you must visit are Loire Castles.
The most beautiful are: Chenonceaux, Cheverny, Fontainbleau, Vaux-Le-Vicomte and Chambord Chenonceaux is called Ladys Castle, because lot of French Queens lived there. This is a picture of that Castle;
Situated in Sologne, near Blois, Chateau de Cheverny is the stately, 17th-century privately-owned residence of the Marquis de Vibraye whose family has owned this historical home for 7 centuries!
"THE HOME OF MARQUIS DE VIBRAYE..."
Here I am paying a long-awaited visit to the private chateau of a 34 year old French Marquis (the Marquis de Vibraye) who must surely be the youngest heir of a French chateau here in the Loire Valley. Lucky chap!
"ENTREZ, S'IL VOUS PLAIT?"
C'mon in and admire the many different rooms here at Cheverny Chateau... beginning with this lovely Living Room filled with expensive antiques!
Here's another section of the richly-decorated Living Room. Can you spot the lovely fireplace in the photo?
"THE STATELY DINING ROOM"
This is the room where guests of the Marquis are wined and dined....
P.S. Only the front section of the chateau is opened for public viewing. The other portion of the chateau is currently being occupied by the Marquis and his family.... Gee, it must have also cost a bomb to maintain a chateau of this magnitude!
"LE PETIT SALON"
Check out the tapestries and plush furniture in this "Little Room"... Le Petit Salon.
This is the room where you can view the entire private collection of the Marquis' weapons and armors. And just look at the magnificent tapestries hanging on the walls of this room.
Personally, I think this is my favorite room in the entire chateau.... because it's unique and well, it's not everyday that you get to see an aristocrat's private collection of weapons!! ;-)
"THE STUDY ROOM"
The equally beautiful Study Room here at the Cheverny Chateau.
"THE KING'S BEDCHAMBER!"
Ah, this is the King of France's Bedchamber here at the Cheverny Chateau.
Did you know that ALL chateaus MUST have a bedchamber built and set aside specially for the King of France (just in case he decided to pop over and stay for the night)?! So, this is the room that was done up specially for the King of France (see photo above). Well, if you really must know... the King of France never managed to visit this chateau. :-(
hey...I'm interested in the Loire Castles,does anyone know some nice travel agencies?! because I'm from Taiwan,so I hope they also provide the chinese-speaking guide!
RE: local tour
I don't know about Chinese-speaking guides or commentary, but here are a few trips to Loire Castles.
Loire Castles, 145 Euros
Featuring Castle of Chambord, Castle of Cheverny, Castle of Chenonceau
Departs 7:15 a.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 12 hours
Leonardo da Vinci and the Loire Castles, 145 Euros
Featuring Castle of Amboise, Park & Castles of Clos Luce, Castle of Chenonceau
Departs 7:15 a.m., Saturdays, 12 hours
Chateaux and Wines of the Loire Valley, 145 Euros
Featuring Amboise, Chenonceau, Lunch, Visit of Monmousseau Cellars
Also included: entrance ticket
Departs 7:15 a.m., Tuesdays, 12 hours
Loire Castles, 177 Euros
Featuring Chenonceau, Castle of Cheverny, Castle of Chambord
Also included: entrance ticket, lunch and beverage
Departs 6:45 a.m., Wednesdays and Sundays, 12 hours
RE: RE: local tour