Not to be missed: a lavish interior

Of all the Loire Valley Château, Cheverny is the most lavishly furnished and most finely decorated. Its interior remains in perfect condition and bears testimony to the French lifestyle through different periods and styles.
The first things visitors notice when they enter the château is the opulent decor which was created with just as much elegance as precision. Every inch of it catches the eye, from the wood-panelled coffered ceilings to the walls decorated with wooden panels painted by the artist Jean Mosnier.
Visitors will be awestruck by the gilding on the Renaissance fireplaces, paintings by great artists, fine tapestries from Flanders and the invaluable 16th and 17th-century furniture. The rooms have been laid out and decorated in exactly the same way as they would have been in the 17th century, with the added bonus of different exhibits from everyday life back then which give the impression that the rooms are still lived in. For instance, porcelain crockery has been laid on the table in the dining room, a harp dating from the late 18th century has been placed in the Great Salon, wooden horses from the reign of Napoleon III seem to be ready and waiting for the children in their bedchamber and the Marquise de Vibraye’s wedding dress is ready to be tried on! The large Armoury will take visitors back to the time of tournaments with its collections of weapons and armour from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The arquebuses, crossbows and hefty swords are sure to delight budding young knights!
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