Cheverny Travel Guide

  • Chateau at Cheverny
    Chateau at Cheverny
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  • Hounds of Cheverny
    Hounds of Cheverny
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  • Château de Cheverny, its front façade, July 2008
    Château de Cheverny, its front façade,...
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Cheverny Highlights

  • Pro
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     well maintained 

  • Con
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     The tourists. 

  • In a nutshell
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     These May Be the Best Furnishings on the Loire 

Cheverny Things to Do

  • Château de Cheverny: The Orangerie

    “All the servants of the castle, under the inspection of the officers, were sent into the city in quest of provisions, and ten horsemen were dispatched to the preserves of Chambord to seek for game, to the fisheries of Beuvron for fish, and to the gardens of Cheverny for fruits and flowers.”— from “The Vicomte de Bragelonne” by Alexandre Dumas,...

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  • Tour the inside of the Chateau

    Cheverny is a more modern chateau and is comfortably furnished with great style. You can picture someone actually living there. It's fun to wander the beautifully furnished rooms and look out the windows onto the delightful garden.Enjoy.

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior,...

    “The interior of Cheverny leaves nothing to be desired. It is elegant, aristocratic, and yet most delightfully homelike, with its spacious hall, richly decorated royal bedroom, and salon as livable as an English drawing room, with books, magazines and writing materials scattered over the centre table. On the panelled walls are gathered together a...

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  • There Are A Number of Working Farm...

    There are still working farm buildings at Cheverny as well as extensive stables. At one time it was possible to arrange for cart and driver to ride over the acreage. The buildings are all decorated with sets of antlers

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  • The Orangerie Is To the North of the...

    The north side of the chateau differs slightly from the south side in that the lateral wings project one bay beyond the body of the building and there is an extension of the entry of three bays before the descent into the grounds. There is a nice walk out to the Orangerie which is set over the central line of the chateau.

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  • Th Library and Ground Floor Rooms With...

    Not only are there important rooms with tapestries on the ground floor but on the first floor a splendid library with over 2,000 old volumes. The important Flemish tapestries below are from cartoons by David Teniers.

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  • Visit the Main Floor Family Rooms

    The less important rooms on the main floor are visited as well as the major rooms. There is a small dining with fine furniture and and a small sitting room as well as sleeping rooms some with canopied beds and fine 17 and 18C furniture everywhere. In one room is fine traveling desk with much inlaid ivory.

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  • There Are Important Paintings in the...

    On the ground floor is a set of important paintings relating to the chateau. They are are displayed in the Grand Salon which is done in the Louis XIV style. Tge paintibg over the mantel is if Marue Johanne de la Carre Saumery. To her right is Jeanne d'Aragon and to her lft ayoung Cosmo de Medici. On the adjacent wall near the corner is Gaston...

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  • Apartment of the King

    The king's room was ready at all times for the visit of a member of the royalty. It was decorated with a painted ceiling and walls extensively using blue and white coloring. It had a coffered ceiling with many scenes on the walls and ceiling about Perseus plus a set of Parisian tapestries made about 1640 to cartoons by Vouet. The furnishings are...

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  • See the Guard Room

    The Salle de Garde (or Armory) is the largest room in the house and occupies one whole section lateral to the stairs. Above the mantel is a painting by Mosnier of The Death of Adonis which is decorated by statues of Mercury and Venus at each side of the painting. Other paintings of the set are around the room. On the opposite wall is a large...

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  • Paintings Of Don Quixote On the Dining...

    All of the walls of the dining room and of the outside walls as well, are paneled and decorated with episodes from the two books about the Adventures of Don Quixote done by J.Mosnier, which had just been translated.

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  • We Enter to A Set of Stairs to the First...

    The central part of the chateau is devoted to a set of two levels of stairs leading to the main floor and further up to the dormer level. It is carved with garlands, has vaulted ends, many cherubs and decorated figures.

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  • The Dining Room On the Ground Floor Is...

    The dining room still maintains its beamed ceiling but was remodeled in the 19C. However it still has its panelling which still contains the numerous paintings by J. Mosnier illustrating the Adventures of Don Quixote. These paintings were done shortly after the story was written and translated (some time before 1650). Next door is a gallery with...

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  • The Exterior of the Chateau Has A...

    The appearance of Cheverny is essentially linear. but its lateral square three story section extends slightly at the rear view giving the suggestion of a cour d'honneur. The three center sections are only two stories high but of different design. The facade is simple but is decorated with the busts of emperors. However the roof lines are quite...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior, Its Beds

    “Although Cheverny cherishes its Bourbon traditions, like the proverbially happy nation and happy woman it has no history to speak of, having even escaped the rigors of the French Revolution. In the past, as today, this château seems to have been a homelike and peaceful abode, its long façade and pavilions having looked down through many centuries...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior, Furniture

    “During the brief sojourn of Henry at Blois, the chancellor Cheverny died, after an illness of three days, at his adjacent castle of Cheverny. His health had been for some months in a precarious condition.”— from “The History of the Reign of Henry IV King of France and Navarre” 1861 by Martha Walker Freer An often repeated story about the castle’s...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior, Details

    “Cheverny remains to me a very charming, a partly mysterious, vision. I drove back to Blois in the dark, some nine miles; and as I moved through the evening air I thought of Francis I and Henry IV.”— from “A Little Tour In France” 1884 by Henry JamesThe Belgian comic book creator Hergé used Château de Cheverny as a model for his fictional Château...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior, Art +...

    “Cheverny, built in 1634, is of a much later date than the other royal residences of this part of France; it belongs to the end of the Renaissance, and has a touch of the rococo.”— from “A Little Tour In France” 1884 by Henry JamesOriginally a fortified castle, the present château shows no signs of military-related architectural features. As France...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior, Some...

    “The Loire, cradle of French literature and cuisine. The Loire, where they spoke the purest French. He had come to know it relatively late in life. In his younger days he had avoided the area because of the picture it conjured up; all those coachloads of tourists with their cameras. The loss had been his.”— From “Monsieur Pamplemousse and the...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior,...

    “Cheverny discharged his august functions as chancellor with ability and dignity. His demeanour was fascinating, and his generosity ample as his wealth. He was a true servant to Henri IV, whom he loved and revered; and whose government was strengthened by the tact and legal lord of Cheverny.”— “The History of the Reign of Henry IV, King of France...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior, Some...

    “But the finest work of art in the whole chateau is the portrait of Cosmo de Medicis when quite young, which hangs on the right hand of the door; it has unfortunately been retouched all round the face in 1827, but is not seriously damaged; the treatment of the armour and lace, the masterly touches in the growth of the hair round the temples, and...

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  • Château de Cheverny: The Hounds

    “By the time I reached Cheverny, the clear twilight had approached. It was late to ask to be allowed to visit an inhabited house; but it was the hour at which I like best to visit almost anything.”— from “A Little Tour In France” 1884 by Henry James (1843-1916)On the grounds of Château de Cheverny, just outside the Trophy Room, are the kennels,...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Interior, The...

    “After covering some six miles of uninteresting country, we reached the end of the first part of our journey, Cour-Cheverny and Cheverny, twin villages in a wooded valley, a veritable oasis in the desert.”— From “A Summer in Touraine” 1909 by Frederic Lees The interior decoration of the castle is by Jean Monier. As with the overall architecture of...

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  • Château de Cheverny: The Hunt

    “Alors le sieur Cheverny a baisé humblement les mains du Roy, qui lui a dit: “Aimez-moi, je vous prie, comme je vous aime, et croyez que je veux que nous vivions comme si vous étiez mon père et mon tuteur.” (“Then the master of Cheverny humbly kissed the king’s hands, saying to him, ‘Like me, I pray you, as I like you, and believe that I want that...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Coat-of-Arms

    “En ce mois, le roi de Navarre a envoyé chercher le sieur de Cheverny, chancelier du roy Henri III.” (“In this month, the king of Navarre went to look for the master of Cheverny, chanceler to King Henry III”)— from “Mémoires et registre-journal de Henri III, Henri IV et de Louis XIII” by Pierre de L’Estoile, 1837From the very entrance to the castle...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Exterior Rear...

    “Cheverny, with its well wooded park, and its avenue six kilometres in length, is a noble domain; but the outside of the château, although its architecture has been highly praised, did not impress us particularly.”— from “Antiques Digest,” September, 1911This writer for “Antiques Digest” must have been mad! This is a beautiful château; though not...

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  • Château de Cheverny: Exterior Front...

    “After keeping for a long time in the shadow of the forest, the road from Blois reaches the quiet little village of Cheverny, and a short distance farther on passes the old church of Cour-Cheverny with its fine roofed porch; opposite to this is the gateway of the château, which is very large and white and modern — looking, built with pavilions on...

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  • Clocks

    I saw two special clocks at Cheverny. First one is a rich decorated clock with golden (real gold) statues and columns. The second one is wooden but it is more complicated as it shows day of the week and moon phase.

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  • Armury room

    Ceramic tiles rather than wooden floors, old weapons on the walls, metal chests, beautiful tapestry and painted wooden ceiling beams (see detail on the beams in the second picture).

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  • Greenish dinner room

    This is another representative room for Cheverny. The room with pale green walls, hard wood floor and the rich table, fresh fruits and flowers as ready to serve.

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Cheverny Hotels

  • Chateau Du Breuil

    Route de Fougeres, Cheverny, Loire Valley, 41700, France

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Cheverny Sports & Outdoors

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    by hquittner Written Oct 11, 2010

    This is one of the places where fox-and hound hunting still is carried out; the sport is still done in Virginia as well and probably in other places in both England and Scotland.. The animals at Cheverny are a cross between fox-hounds and French Poitou. Beside a group of over 70 dogs lying around in their kennel and yard, there is a nearby trophy room that contains over 2,000 sets of antlers covering several walls as well as the ceiling. There are also a few heads of boar and other trophies. On one wall is a painting made in tiles of the hounds about to start on a hunt before the Chateau.

    Equipment: You must be invited.

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Cheverny Favorites

  • Look at the intricities and detail.

    I often wonder if these unbelievably ornate items of furniture, could be created in modern times. I'm sure they could, but how long would it take? Just looking at this sideboard was pretty mindblowing for me.

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  • The Famous Cheverny Hounds.

    Cheverny has long been the home of a famous pack of Hounds used to hunt foxes. I recommend visiting their kennels and just spending some time with them.

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  • Wander thru another era inside Cheverny.

    Cheverny is well worth the time to take a look inside. Only one room deep, the construction (note the ceiling) is interesting as are the interior decorations. Plenty of history here.

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