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Chateau de Chevernytourist information guide
Address: Cheverny, 41700
Tel: +33 (0)2 54 79 96 29
Opening Times: Open daily | Admission Charge
Chateau de Cheverny is undoubtedly the most lavishly furnished of all the Loire Chateaux. Built between 1604 and 1634 little has changed. Its present owner is a direct descendant of the original owner and his 70 hounds or so are still used for regular stag hunting.
Some of the chateau's masterpieces include paintings by old masters, tapestries from Paris and Holland plus Louis XIV's commode and unforgettable grandfather clock.
There are two interesting facts pertaining to Cheverny. Firstly, die hard Tintin fans will note that Hergé based the mythical Moulinsart on Cheverny. If this appeals, check out the Tintin exhibition situated directly opposite the chateau.
Secondly, the 18th century Orangerie served as a hiding place for the Mona Lisa during WWII. From here, you'll be able to take in the majesty of the park and its canals which are open to the public from April to November.
Getting Here: Chateau de Cheverny lies 16km southeast of Blois
and 20km southwest of Chambord. There are regular buses that depart
from Blois or if you are travelling by car take the D765 from Blois.