Beauregard Things to Do
Before Visiting the Gardens See the...
The kitchen is open to view. Here there is a large collection of copper pots and baking molds as wellas a table full of other utensils. There are two large fireplaces. Nearby outside one can see the ancient elegant stables. Finally it is time for the gardens.Related to:
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More Sights In the Galleries
Most of the floors in the galleries is covered by a 16C Army of different figures in various military uniforms either on foot or on horse. We have seen a few other similar Dutchwork with different figures on other museum wall and and we always admire them and have been able to buy a bunch plainer one 30 years ago, but only one is extensively figured. They are a cherished possession. The ceilings are beamed and in the panels are scenes by Jean Mosnier. The other rooms contain much fine 17C furniture.Related to:
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The First Political Picture Gallery
The idea of collecting and presenting a large number of pictures of politically important people in a single gallery is the idea of Paul Ardie, head of the exchequer and owner of Beauregard during the reign of Louis XIII. The pictures are essentially all copies specially made for him and for which he tried to get the most correct sources. As visitors with little exposure to the details of French History we could only recognize a few foreigners like Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn or Suleiman the Magnificent. We would have liked to have bought a pamphlet or even a book with information to enhance our visit. There were mid-size copies of famous French kings.