Cheverny Castle (France)
The Château de Cheverny was built from 1624 to 1634 in the town of Cheverny in Sologne, in Loir-et-Cher. Being one of the most famous castles of the Loire, it was made in a classic style with stone feature of having to whiten and harden with age. Since 1840, the castle is in the list of historical monuments.
This area has the distinction of being home to the same family for over six centuries, is a stately property. Generation after generation, everyone is working with passion, maintain the field and beautify.
The Castle is open to the public since 1922, so the visitor can contemplate the botanical park and the castle, also through the Tintin exhibition and gardens at Forest Park. Thus, Cheverny Chateau owners invite you to discover their splendid heritage, authentic and alive.
The interior of Chateau de Cheverny
Cheverny is known to be one of the Loire Valley with one of the most sublime furnished with beautiful design and a remarkable density. Consisting of pieces of furniture and very well preserved interiors, this chateau in the Loire Valley has many treasures. The apartments found on the 1st floor are the witnesses of the art of French living room with the birth, the children's room, the dining room among others. Weapons in the room, it is possible to discover the Gobelins tapestry dating from the seventeenth century or a dresser made at the time of Louis XIV style Boulle.
The park measures for its almost 100 hectares, which allows him to totally surround the castle, giving the impression that it is placed on a sea of lawn surrounded by an English park. Rich is the park, in fact, one can find there a stream, an English garden, planted lime trees (dating from 1820) and others or the garden. You can browse the park the way you want, because it is also possible to be accompanied and guided in cars or electric boat to visit the area at the speed you prefer.
The garden of the Castle
The castle also has a kennel, occupied a pack of more than a hundred dogs, Anglo-French races as black and white French. So every day, the evidence gives rise to a real show when the huntsman demonstrates his authority at mealtime.
The Château de Moulinsart
Hergé, the creator of Tintin was strongly inspired by Cheverny to realize the castle of Captain Haddock, the Château de Moulinsart. In its history, it is possible to see the castle for the first time in "The Secret of the Unicorn", the monument Professor Tournesol bought Captain Haddock after the famous sale of its patent underwater shark. Near the kennel, a permanent exhibition on Tintin is accessible to visitors. These can become actors in the work by penetrating the Marlinspike. It is a universe of 700 m², thus allowing you to visit interactively as if you were actually in the adventures of Tintin.
Less known, the Japanese animated series "Glass Fleet" was also inspired by this castle to create their fictional castle.